‘Listening to the rice grow’: The local–expat interface in Lao-based international NGOs

Owen, John R. (2010) ‘Listening to the rice grow’: The local–expat interface in Lao-based international NGOs. Development in Practice, 20 1: 99-112. doi:10.1080/09614520903436968


Author Owen, John R.
Title ‘Listening to the rice grow’: The local–expat interface in Lao-based international NGOs
Journal name Development in Practice   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0961-4524
1364-9213
Publication date 2010-01-10
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/09614520903436968
Volume 20
Issue 1
Start page 99
End page 112
Total pages 14
Place of publication Abingdon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Abstract Generally speaking, NGO studies have focused their attention on the organisational unit and its role in shaping development outcomes. With few exceptions, the analysis of development partnerships, in which NGOs play a crucial role, has largely been confined to examination of ‘donors’ and ‘receivers’ and not the dynamics within organisational settings. This article is concerned with the interface between local and international staff operating within Laobased international NGOs. The research relied on interviews with local and international staff and sought to examine how staff themselves interpreted the process of ‘localisation’ in the context of their own professional experience.
Keyword Aid
Globalisation
Governance and public policy
Social sector (health, education)
East Asia
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Abstract in French, Spanish and Portugese

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Created: Wed, 05 Oct 2011, 11:10:38 EST by John Owen on behalf of Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining