Jim MacNeil's response to Mallaby's "NGOs Fighting Poverty Hurting the Poor"

Friday, October 1, 2004
To: Editor, Foreign Policy RE: Response to Mallaby’s "NGOs Fighting Poverty Hurting the Poor" From: Jim MacNeill [NOTE: Jim MacNeill was the Chairman of the World Bank’s Inspection Panel from March 1, 1999– December 31, 2001] Given Foreign Policy’s reputation, I was surprised to see Sebastian Mallaby’s "NGOs: Fighting Poverty, Hurting the Poor" in your October 2004 edition. I am not averse to reading an obviously one–sided polemic; if well done, it can be entertaining. However, the growing role of civil society in international affairs presents us with a novel set of fascinating is

Lori Pottinger Responds to Sebastian Mallaby's Accusations Regarding NGO Secrecy

Thursday, September 30, 2004
Sebastian Mallaby c/o The Washington Post 1150 15th Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20071 Dear Mr. Mallaby, I was quite surprised to see that my very brief phone conversation with you received such prominence in your recent article in Foreign Policy. My recollection of the call differs from yours. I remember that you were vague about identifying yourself and your professional affiliations, were aggressive in your line of questioning, and that I responded with caution. Given International Rivers’s history of helping journalists with stories on Bujagali1, you can rest assured that had you clearly


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