June 1998

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World Bank supports Palestinian NGOs

1 June 1998
Victor Kashkoush

Since 1990 funding to the Palestinian NGO sector has fallen sharply. The World Bank-designed Palestinian NGO Project is intended to open up a new source of funds. The project is unique in that funding will go direct to an NGO consortium led by the Welfare Association — until now World Bank funding has always gone to governments and government entities. NGOs are deeply rooted in the culture of the Palestinian people.  Under Israeli occupation, in …


Letter from the editor

Most of the things I had intended to say about my aims as the new editor of Alliance have already been said by Michael Brophy in his editorial, so I will simply stress that I want Alliance to be at the leading edge of theory and practice, to be truly international, and to generate debate. The Contents list does not at present include a Letters page, but I very much hope to see one in the future. I also want to thank Carole George, founding editor of Alliance, for having had the initial idea and doing the groundwork. Finally, I …

Editorial – June 1998

There is intense interest in alliances.  At the recent meeting of CIVICUS — World Alliance for Citizen Participation – in Budapest, representatives from governments, companies and non-profit organizations, as well as other organizations like the World Bank, all stressed the need to create partnerships.  Partnerships designed to contribute to the regeneration of poorer areas are burgeoning all around the world. Alliance is aimed at those with a global perspective interested in delivering effectively at the local level — somewhere.  Somewhere can be in Hackney, London, or Queens, New York, or Soweto, Johannesburg.  Or in the rural areas of north Ghana …

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