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Department of Anthropology

Academic Staff

Publication details for Professor Gina Porter

Alikhan, F., Kyei, P., Mawdsley, E., Porter, G., Saraswati Raju, S., Townsend, J. & Varma, R. (2007). NGOs and the State in the Twenty-First Century: Ghana and India. Oxford: INTRAC.
  • Publication type: Authored book
  • ISSN/ISBN: 978-1-897748-90-9
  • Keywords: NGO-state, aid architecture, personal networks, India, Ghana

Author(s) from Durham


The architecture of aid has changed. More aid from rich countries is being directed to southern governments. As a result, some southern NGOs have become worryingly dependent on contracts with their governments to continue their work. Interviews with NGO staff, politicians and civil servants chart the impact of recent funding shifts in Ghana and India.