From the West to the South – from Donor to NGO? An analysis of a donor–NGO relationship, evidence from Tanzania

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From the West to the South – from Donor to NGO? An analysis of a donor–NGO relationship, evidence from Tanzania

Type: Bachelor thesis
Title: From the West to the South – from Donor to NGO? An analysis of a donor–NGO relationship, evidence from Tanzania
Author: Motovska, Nina
Issue Date: 2017-09-01
Keywords: disability development donor‐NGO
Abstract: The Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities adopted by the UN in 2006 represents the first ever internationally agreed upon instrument in the field of universal human rights of people with disabilities. Since the Convention came into force, the number of funding directed towards disabled peoples organization grew significantly. With increase in number of NGOs, including disabled people’s organisation, more and more researchers began to be interested in studying the nature of relationship between the donor and the local NGO. In Tanzania, most of the local NGOs with an aim to improve lives of people with disabilities, receive majority of their funding from Western donors, where the recent trend is to implement the so called “human-rights based approach”. As this paper will discuss, the NGO-donor relationship is in itself unequal due to NGO’s financial dependency on the donor organization. The power relations are expressed through the process of developing an agenda of a development project, more specifically in project’s objectives and how these are in accordance with the NGO’s mission and to what extent can these be achieved with regards to the local context. Apart from achievability, this paper will discuss relevance of the targets and who benefits from these efforts. The analysis evolves around studying the relationship between CHAVITA, a local NGO advocating for the lives and better living conditions of deaf people in Tanzania, and DCW, a British charity organization, which is currently funding their Sign Language Development Project.
Supervisor: Nyst, Victoria
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
Department: International Studies (Bachelor)
Specialisation: Africa
ECTS Credits: 15
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/49498
 

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