Brazil, Russia, India and China are profoundly shaking up the G8. All of these newcomers give aid to developing countries. And yet some still receive substantial aid themselves from the U.S. and other donors.
This seems to be a is a strange juxtaposition: surging countries in the global economy are also recipients of international aid from NGOs. Too often we view the country as though that is the logical scale at which to discuss all issues such as economic growth and poverty. Too often we view the border as though all things within the border are homogenous and difference lies on the other side of the border. The author of this article argues that the future for NGOs is increasing collaboration and partnerships with the private sector to lead to a 'convergence' between the economic aims of the local economy and the humanitarian goals of the NGOs.