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Title:Bricks, mortar and capacity building: a socio-cultural history of SNV Netherlands Development Organisation
Author:Brinkman, IngeISNI
Series:Afrika-Studiecentrum series
City of publisher:Leiden
Geographic terms:developing countries
Subjects:development cooperation
private aid
Abstract:The history of development cooperation has attracted very little research to date. This volume offers an innovative interpretation by considering the history of SNV Netherlands Development Organization, a Dutch development organization that started its activities in the 1960s. The SNV's history is presented through the eyes of those involved in the organization and the people in the communities in which SNV has been active. Through SNV's history, a picture emerges of the role of the Netherlands in development cooperation and the attitudes of Dutch society towards development cooperation over the last fifty years, as well as the changing ideas, practices and policies in development cooperation more generally. A chronological analysis of SNV's history is preceded by an introductory chapter and an outline of the context in which SNV came into existence (ch. 2). In its initial phase (1963-1972), SNV's history was marked by intensive relations between State and private initiatives (ch. 3). The 1970s are described as the years of radical commitment and desecularization (ch. 4). The period 1985-1994 saw the professionalization of the organization (ch. 5), while the period from 1995 onwards was characterized by a focus on internationalization and capacity building (ch. 6). [ASC Leiden abstract]