People Power

In recent years there's been an explosion in the number of nongovernmental organizations, or NGOs, such as Save the Children and Oxfam. These groups have often stepped in where governments fail and sometimes gain enough influence to change government policy. In this program, Common Ground looks at what's behind this upsurge in citizen participation. Mary Gray Davidson speaks with Jessica Tuchman Mathews, senior fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations; Frank Judd, member of the House of Lords and former director of Oxfam UK; and Thierry Lemaresquier, director of the NGO Programme of UNDP.

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