The role of NGOs in the democratisation and reconstruction process

The 1994 World University Service annual conference, held at the London School of Economics in March 1994, discussed the role of northern NGOs in the processes of democratisation and reconstruction in developing societies. The participants considered the function of NGOs as advocates of policy (something the opening speaker, Lynda Chalker, then British Minister for Overseas Development, failed to recognise), and the importance of gender in human rights abuse issues.