June 1999

Kosovo, lessons learned; Philanthropy and civil society in Latin America

Volume 4 , Number 2

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Kosovo, lessons learned; Philanthropy and civil society in Latin America

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Guest Editors' Article

Bank pilot in Bolivia fails to create ‘clear, structured space’ for CSOs

1 June 1999
Caroline Hartnell

‘It’s like you’re walking down the street and someone you know asks you to go along for a ride. You don’t know what’s going on but you might as well go if you’ve got nothing better to do.’ This is how one Bolivian NGO worker described the involvement of Bolivian civil society in the World Bank’s pilot of its Comprehensive Development Framework (CDF) in Bolivia. It reflects both scepticism and a complete lack of involvement: …

 
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Editorial

Editorial – Kosovo, lessons learned; Philanthropy and civil society in Latin America

Latin America is a multi-ethnic society, embracing a large number of cultures and countries. It is now widely recognized that many development failures and disasters stem from an inadequate recognition of cultural and ethnic complexities. Tolerance and respect for — indeed rejoicing over — the plurality of cultures, so important in dealings between countries, are also vital within countries, in the relations between different ethnic groups. As our futures will be increasingly shaped by the interdependence of the world’s peoples, it is essential to promote cooperation between peoples with widely different interests and to make use of the richness of …