The book delves into assessing the strengths and weaknesses of NGOs and also their contributions to the socio-economic development. In development literature people’s participation is considered as the most important fuel for achieving economic development. The study focuses on some specific objectives such as to study and examine the organizational setup, sources and the size of fund available with NGOs; to assess the extent of participatory approaches adopted by NGOs and to find out the problems, challenges encountered in employing PRA methodology in rural development works by the NGOs; to study and examine income and employment generation from NGO projects/economic activities and lastly, to study and examine the role of NGOs in the field of education and health. The Book shall be of immense help for the students and Researchers of Development Economics. It provides a comprehensive analysis of the role of NGOs in delivering socio-economic development of the rural areas of the developing regions of India.
Ananta Pegu (b.1982), did his Master’s in Economics from Pune University in 2004. He has been awarded Ph.D degree by Assam University in 2014 for his doctoral thesis entitled “Role of NGOs in Economic Development: A Case Study of Majuli”. Dr. Pegu is now working as an Assistant Professor in Economics in Nabinchandra College, Badarpur, Karimganj, Assam.
Sumanash Dutta (b.1960), is now working as Professor in Economics in the Department of Economics, Assam University, Silchar. He is also the Dean (i/c) of the Swami Vivekananda School of Library Sciences, Assam University, Silchar. Prof. Dutta has experience of working as Officer on Special Duty, Directorate of Higher Education, Tripura; Secretary (Administration), Tripura Board of Joint Entrance Examination,Tripura; Head of the Department of Economics, Tripura University and Assam University, Coordinator, PGDRM, Tripura University.
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