Community Organizing and Service Delivery during an Economic Crisis: The Role of a Jewish International NGO in Argentina, 2001-2009


This analysis reviews a comprehensive program carried out by an American interna­tional nongovernmental organization (INGO), the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (AJJDC) during the 2001 Argentine economic crisis. The study shows that there are four elements that are critical in such situations: simultaneous social assis­tance, economic revitalization, and community renewal inputs; capacity building for individuals and institutions; an integrated approach; and active community outreach and participation.

Murtaza, N.
Austin, M.J.
Publication date: 
February 1, 2015
Publication type: 
Journal Article