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Foreign Aid, Democratisation and Civil Society in Africa: A Study of South Africa, Ghana and Uganda

by Julie Hearn

Jan 1, 1997
The 1990s have seen increased interest on the part of Western governments in funding civil society in Africa in an attempt to promote the continent's democratisation process. This discussion paper examines how a range of foreign donors has developed civil society initiatives in Ghana, Uganda and South Africa. The paper argues that civil society organisations committed to the promotion of liberal democracy and economic liberalism are the most popular with donors.