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Development and Advocacy

Development and Advocacy

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Most major development NGOs dedicate significant resources to advocacy. Many also work to inform and shape public opinion, whether through advertising or fundraising, or through education programmes. They argue that fundamental change is not achieved until the policy environment is right, and cannot be sustained without a ground-swell of support for reform. In recent years, however, advocacy work has come under increasing criticism. NGOs are challenged on the grounds of: legitimacy - whom do they represent, and to whom are they accountable? Effectiveness - what practical impact does high-level advocacy have on the lives of people living in poverty, and who is to judge this? Role - should NGOs try to combine funding and advocacy, or do these demand different kinds of South-North relationship? Strategy - are NGOs too easily seduced by agencies like the World Bank or by the corporate sector? When does constructive engagement with these powerful bodies turn into co-option by them? As international grassroots advocacy is becoming more vocal, thanks to new communication technologies, what is the appropriate role for Northern NGOs?
Most major development NGOs dedicate significant resources to advocacy. Many also work to inform and shape public opinion, whether through advertising or fundraising, or through education programmes. They argue that fundamental change is not achieved until the policy environment is right, and cannot be sustained without a ground-swell of support for reform. In recent years, however, advocacy work has come under increasing criticism. NGOs are challenged on the grounds of: legitimacy - whom do they represent, and to whom are they accountable? Effectiveness - what practical impact does high-level advocacy have on the lives of people living in poverty, and who is to judge this? Role - should NGOs try to combine funding and advocacy, or do these demand different kinds of South-North relationship? Strategy - are NGOs too easily seduced by agencies like the World Bank or by the corporate sector? When does constructive engagement with these powerful bodies turn into co-option by them? As international grassroots advocacy is becoming more vocal, thanks to new communication technologies, what is the appropriate role for Northern NGOs?

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Published by: Oxfam on Apr 12, 2011
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03/10/2013

 
Developmentand Advocacy
 
Oxfam GB, founded in 1942, is a development, relief, and campaigningagency dedicated to finding lasting solutions to poverty and sufferingaround the world. Oxfam believes that every human being is entitled toa life of dignity and opportunity, and it works with others worldwide tomake this become a reality.From its base in Oxford, England, Oxfam GB publishes and distributesa wide range of books and other resource materials for developmentand relief workers, researchers and campaigners, schools and colleges,and the general public, as part of its programme of advocacy,education,and communications.Oxfam GB is a member of Oxfam International, a confederation of 13 agencies of diverse cultures and languages, which share a commitmentto working for an end to injustice and poverty – both in long-termdevelopment work and at times of crisis.For further information, visit www.oxfam.org.uk
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