Paved with Good Intentions  


Paved with Good Intentions
Fernwood Publishing | June 26, 2022 | 303 pages
ISBN: 9781552663998

"NGOs are as Canadian as hockey," declared a 1988 Parliamentary report. Few institutions epitomize the foundational Canadian myth of international benevolence like the Non-Governmental Organization devoted to development abroad. This book raises important questions about these organizations and their development projects: Just how "non-governmental" are organizations that get most of their funding from government agencies? What impact do these funding ties have on NGOs' ability to support popular demands for democratic reforms and wealth redistribution?