Civil Society in Zambia: Limits to Growth
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CTA. 1999. Civil Society in Zambia: Limits to Growth. Spore 79. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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'There has been an explosive growth in organisations registering as Societies since the creation of the Third Republic in 1991. Many of these are formed by ex-civil servants whose positions have been eliminated in the scaling down of state...
There has been an explosive growth in organisations registering as Societies since the creation of the Third Republic in 1991. Many of these are formed by ex-civil servants whose positions have been eliminated in the scaling down of state responsibilities. There is considerable anxiety among long-established CSOs that these new organisations are not value-driven-a fundamental characteristic of civil society organisations - but are merely opportunist attempts to access whatever funding is available in a time of hardship and scarce resources. Many civil practitioners in Zambia worry that the opportunists may be setting the tone for the whole sector -possibly prejudicing the work and the reputation of other CSOs, and limiting their ability to engage in collaborative activities with the government and the business sector.' by: Richard Holloway Pact Zambia P.O. Box 32796, Lusaka, Zambia fax +260 1 254858 e-mail: email@example.com http://www.agricta.org/Spore/spore79
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