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'The Accra Conditionality of Participation!?' The role of civil society organisations in

Tanghöj, Erike LU (2009) MIDM70 20091
LUMID International Master programme in applied International Development and Management
Abstract
Resulting from CSO critique of the Paris Declaration signatories of the Accra Agenda committed themselves to deepen CSO engagement in national aid effectiveness. Therefore the purpose herein is to increase understanding over functions, mechanisms, hindrances and opportunities facing CSO in this process in Tanzania.
The primary method for achieving this was semi-structured interviews with 21 persons from the Government of Tanzania, Development Partners and CSOs.
It was concluded that there are a multitude of functions for CSOs in aid effectiveness. Whereas Development Partners stressed the importance of advocacy Government highlighted service delivery as main function of CSOs. Regarding mechanisms, it was concluded that there already... (More)
Resulting from CSO critique of the Paris Declaration signatories of the Accra Agenda committed themselves to deepen CSO engagement in national aid effectiveness. Therefore the purpose herein is to increase understanding over functions, mechanisms, hindrances and opportunities facing CSO in this process in Tanzania.
The primary method for achieving this was semi-structured interviews with 21 persons from the Government of Tanzania, Development Partners and CSOs.
It was concluded that there are a multitude of functions for CSOs in aid effectiveness. Whereas Development Partners stressed the importance of advocacy Government highlighted service delivery as main function of CSOs. Regarding mechanisms, it was concluded that there already exist structures allowing CSOs participation. However, the quality of them are perceived to be low and they are more on an ad hoc basis rather than part of an ongoing participatory system. The non-conducive socio-political environment and low capacity of CSOs were identified as main hindrances whereas the increased transparency of Government was considered the main opportunity. Lastly the importance of letting CSOs determining themselves which role(s) they should play and how was stressed in order to avoid some kind of Accra conditionality of participation' driven by Development Partners and Government. (Less)
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Tanghöj, Erike LU
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MIDM70 20091
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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Swedish
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1444523
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2009-08-14 13:28:06
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  abstract     = {Resulting from CSO critique of the Paris Declaration signatories of the Accra Agenda committed themselves to deepen CSO engagement in national aid effectiveness. Therefore the purpose herein is to increase understanding over functions, mechanisms, hindrances and opportunities facing CSO in this process in Tanzania. 
The primary method for achieving this was semi-structured interviews with 21 persons from the Government of Tanzania, Development Partners and CSOs. 
It was concluded that there are a multitude of functions for CSOs in aid effectiveness. Whereas Development Partners stressed the importance of advocacy Government highlighted service delivery as main function of CSOs. Regarding mechanisms, it was concluded that there already exist structures allowing CSOs participation. However, the quality of them are perceived to be low and they are more on an ad hoc basis rather than part of an ongoing participatory system. The non-conducive socio-political environment and low capacity of CSOs were identified as main hindrances whereas the increased transparency of Government was considered the main opportunity. Lastly the importance of letting CSOs determining themselves which role(s) they should play and how was stressed in order to avoid some kind of Accra conditionality of participation' driven by Development Partners and Government.},
  author       = {Tanghöj, Erike},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {'The Accra Conditionality of Participation!?' The role of civil society organisations in},
  year         = {2009},
}