Discuss the contradictory role played by Non-Governmental Organizations in socioeconomic
development of African countries
This assignment should follow essay format. This means that you should come up with a coherent
set of ideas and present them in a unified and logical argument. Ideas should develop methodically,
one at a time, in the right logical sequence, so that they make sense. A good essay is one in which
ideas are laid out in themes that connect logically into passages or paragraphs to communicate
persuasively your line of reasoning.
Content, organization, and structure
The essay must have an introduction that clearly outlines the main purpose of the paper, provides a
glimpse of the central focus of the essay, and sets the tone for what is to come. The introduction
should have clear and strong thesis statement and how the paper will evolve and is organized.
The second part of your essay is the body, the area where you take time to develop, explain, and
elaborate key arguments in support of the thesis statement you earlier indicated in your
introduction. You can divide this part of your essay into relevant sub-headings or sections,
organized in a logical sequence. Your work must demonstrate outstanding critical thought and
evidence of strong analysis (including integrating ideas from different topics), organization, and
superior grasp of the subject matter. This part of the essay must also demonstrate subtle and
versatile interpretation of ideas and rigorous evaluation of terms and concepts. You should use
appropriate sources and properly cite the evidence in support of key arguments and assertions.
Please ensure that your essay is exceptionally well-written. This includes the use of precise and
unambiguous words, clear connections between sentences and paragraphs, smooth transition
statements between sentences, and fluency of sentences.
Please take time to properly introduce your arguments, including defining important concepts and
providing relevant context to key issues. Where appropriate, use examples to demonstrate your
arguments, but avoid regurgitating examples already used in this class. Well-chosen, original
examples can help illustrate your argument. By supporting abstract ideas with concrete real-life
situations, you can help clarify generalizations, make arguments more specific, and add depth to
Your essay must end with a conclusion that provides a synthesis of your main argument/s you have
laid out. Your conclusion may also highlight what your essay has been able to achieve/not achieve
or suggest new questions relevant to the discussion of NGO