Invisible Children

Reimagining International Development at the Grassroots

  • Maya Ajmera
  • Gregory A. Fields

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. The Darkness of Obscurity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Maya Ajmera, Gregory A. Fields
      Pages 3-13
    3. Maya Ajmera, Gregory A. Fields
      Pages 35-66
    4. Maya Ajmera, Gregory A. Fields
      Pages 67-102
    5. Maya Ajmera, Gregory A. Fields
      Pages 103-122
  3. Lights Breaking in Darkness

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Maya Ajmera, Gregory A. Fields
      Pages 125-142
    3. Maya Ajmera, Gregory A. Fields
      Pages 143-171
    4. Maya Ajmera, Gregory A. Fields
      Pages 173-192
    5. Maya Ajmera, Gregory A. Fields
      Pages 193-209
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 287-304

About this book


'This masterful volume is remarkable in its scope and depth. It calls attention to the countless children globally who are exposed to poverty and other adversities. Emphasizing the shortcomings of many traditional efforts  and recommending innovative grass-roots approaches that promise high impact, it offers excellent guidance for anyone involved in foreign assistance or international development.' –Jo Boyden, University of Oxford, UK

Invisible Children provides a passionate, comprehensive and well-researched overview of community-based organizations and the vital contribution they make toward the wellbeing of the most vulnerable children globally.  This book is a valuable contribution to any international development course.’ -Peter Laugharn, The Hilton Foundation, USA

Maya Ajmera and Greg Fields provide the architecture of a new perspective on the global agenda for children, based on a new global web of relationships stemming from the community level.  Arguing that the existing global agenda for children has failed, this book reimagines how society can support the world’s most vulnerable children.  In doing so, Invisible Children identifies and gives voice to the millions of children globally living on society’s margins, while showing a way forward as to how we can best invest in children.



poverty foreign assistance community based organizations grassroots international NGOs multillaterials grantmakers USAID UNICEF global philathropy SDGs Sustainable Development Goals MDGs Millenium Development Goals youth unemployment children in conflict regugee children child trafficking HIV/AIDS CRC Convention on the Rights of the Child social entrepreneurship community driven development

Authors and affiliations

  • Maya Ajmera
    • 1
  • Gregory A. Fields
    • 2
  1. 1.Society for Science and the PublicWashingtonUSA
  2. 2.Philanthropy Directions InternationalManassasUSA

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