Dependence or Self-Reliance?: The Philippine NGO Experience
The sociopolitical significance of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in the developing countries has received considerable attention from academic and development circles and among donors. When the top-down "blueprint" approach of the public sector fell into ill-repute, funding increased for NGOs beginning in the late 1960s. The debt crisis of the 1980s and the dramatic increase in poverty which followed from its wake triggered international response on a massive scale. International NGOs expanded their levels of operations to cover more countries.
Diana J. Mendoza (1998) Dependence or Self-Reliance?: The Philippine NGO Experience, Philippine Political Science Journal, 19:39-42, 143-172, DOI: 10.1080/01154451.1998.9754198