There are no doubt many thousands of Non Government Organizations (NGOs) working to promote development in or for the developing countries and they all have many common difficulties. In this issue Boiling Point reports the experiences and views of some of the stove and household energy NGOs which share these problems.

In the long run, many have one continuing problem - how to spread the benefit of their work to wider areas and more households. Some, but not many, have succeeded, some have given up and perhaps faded away but very many are asking which is the best way to 'expand'.

The NGO stove and household energy groups in Sri Lanka and Kenya have already achieved major impacts at a national level and may even be making themselves redundant. Smaller scale successes are reported here from rural West Kenya, from Senegal and from Nepal. The leading article analyses the problems of 'scaling up impacts' and in a later article, success in poverty alleviation is assessed through a series of case studies of projects. Although every situation is different, our readers may be able to find some ideas relevant to their programmes.

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Table of Contents


How Much Can NGO’s Achieve

Authors: BP Editorial Team

Theme Articles

Scaling Up NGO Impacts

Authors: Michael Edwards, David Hulme

The Senegal Diambar Stove Project

Authors: Dr Eric Hyman, Jas Singh

Energy and the Household Environment in Accra

Authors: G McGranahan

Senegal Stove Success Story

Authors: Appropriate Technology International

Fuelwood: A South African View

Authors: A A Eberhard

Women and Energy Project - Kenya An Impact Study

Authors: James Muriithi

Trees For Fuel - The Forester's View

Authors: P M Bradley

From Chulo Group to NGO in Nepal

Authors: Alice Purdey, Gyan Bahadur Adhikari

The Zambia Charcoal Industry

Authors: SH Hibajehe, EN Chidumayo, Anders Ellegard

NGOs - What's Behind the Initials?

Authors: Dr. Manfred NiekischIt is certainly not an exaggeration to say that the world-wide movement for human rights, nature conservation and sustainable use of natural resources had its beginning in non-governmental organizations - NGOs. Many NGOs were founded to oppose plans for logging concessions, power stations or policies which neglected the feelings and needs of the local populations. An important root of the NGO movement was and continues to be the need to compensate for the lack of activities by governments.

NGO Poverty Projects Evaluated

Authors: R Riddell, M Robinson

Hoods and Chimneys to Reduce Indoor Air Pollution from Wood and Coal Fires

Authors: Nguyen Trong Phuong

Exposure to Air Pollution From Transitional Household Fuels

Authors: Aletta Terblanche, Catherine M, E Nel, Louise Opperman, Helena Nyikos

Testing of Charcoal and Coal Briquette Stoves

Authors: Anders Ellegard

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