Privatising UN technical assistance and economic functions: Bringing a dated international organisation into the Global Economy
Article from: OGEL Archive issue , in In the Spotlight
We have presented the UN system as an organisational model that grew out of the structures, attitudes and experiences of the mainly British and French colonial administrations (often with the staff bringing their operating methods and attitudes along). These were - in the ending days of colonialism - benevolent and paternalistic organisations, with a large philanthropic and idealistic baggage, at least to camouflage the usual organisational and bureaucratic interests and ambitions. They account for the unusually large amount of philanthropic language with perhaps some ...