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How it feels to be a recipient of aid : a minor field study of three organizations for disabled people in Tanzania

Persson, Johanna (2003)
School of Social Work
Abstract
The objective of this thesis was to examine what recipients of aid from Swedish Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) think about the support and about their possibilities to be independent after the support has been withdrawn. The research questions were: What is the purpose of the aid, from the recipients' point of view? What is the recipients' view of their future as self-supporting and the sustainability of the projects? In what way do the recipients feel that the donors are supporting them to become selfsupporting? The thesis was based on primary data in form of qualitative interviews with and field studies on three organizations for disabled in Tanzania, as well as secondary data, consisting of literature and periodicals. The... (More)
The objective of this thesis was to examine what recipients of aid from Swedish Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) think about the support and about their possibilities to be independent after the support has been withdrawn. The research questions were: What is the purpose of the aid, from the recipients' point of view? What is the recipients' view of their future as self-supporting and the sustainability of the projects? In what way do the recipients feel that the donors are supporting them to become selfsupporting? The thesis was based on primary data in form of qualitative interviews with and field studies on three organizations for disabled in Tanzania, as well as secondary data, consisting of literature and periodicals. The secondary data was mainly about capacity building, empowerment, and participation. A few Internet sources were also used. The aim of this thesis was not to make generalizations of how recipients’ organizations consider their situation during and after the support. Accordingly, the organizations interviewed should only be seen as examples. The main conclusions were that to reach sustainability it is important - with a good cooperation between donor and recipient, - that the recipients are responsible for the projects, - that the recipients themselves lead the organizations, - that the recipients get education and training, - that the local people themselves identify the problems, - to look for local competence instead of sending external experts and, - that there is a clear phase out process. The three organizations interviewed were mainly satisfied with these factors and believe that they have good possibilities to be independent in the future. Key words: Empowerment, Capacity building, Participation, NGO (Less)
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author
Persson, Johanna
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Social problems and welfare, national insurance, Sociala problem, social välfärd, socialförsäkring
language
English
id
1359211
date added to LUP
2004-11-08 00:00:00
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2004-11-08 00:00:00
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  abstract     = {The objective of this thesis was to examine what recipients of aid from Swedish Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) think about the support and about their possibilities to be independent after the support has been withdrawn. The research questions were: What is the purpose of the aid, from the recipients' point of view? What is the recipients' view of their future as self-supporting and the sustainability of the projects? In what way do the recipients feel that the donors are supporting them to become selfsupporting? The thesis was based on primary data in form of qualitative interviews with and field studies on three organizations for disabled in Tanzania, as well as secondary data, consisting of literature and periodicals. The secondary data was mainly about capacity building, empowerment, and participation. A few Internet sources were also used. The aim of this thesis was not to make generalizations of how recipients’ organizations consider their situation during and after the support. Accordingly, the organizations interviewed should only be seen as examples. The main conclusions were that to reach sustainability it is important - with a good cooperation between donor and recipient, - that the recipients are responsible for the projects, - that the recipients themselves lead the organizations, - that the recipients get education and training, - that the local people themselves identify the problems, - to look for local competence instead of sending external experts and, - that there is a clear phase out process. The three organizations interviewed were mainly satisfied with these factors and believe that they have good possibilities to be independent in the future. Key words: Empowerment, Capacity building, Participation, NGO},
  author       = {Persson, Johanna},
  keyword      = {Social problems and welfare, national insurance,Sociala problem, social välfärd, socialförsäkring},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {How it feels to be a recipient of aid : a minor field study of three organizations for disabled people in Tanzania},
  year         = {2003},
}