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Resources, Challenges and Change

Rodriguez Moreno, Mauricio LU (2013) SIMV95 20131
Graduate School
Abstract
Many of the Programs, Funds and Specialized Agencies of the United Nations were founded in the aftermath of the Second World War. The purpose of the creation of these organizations has long since been replaced by new ones. This thesis addresses the challenges experienced today by three of the most prominent UN Specialized Agencies, Funds and Programs, FAO, UNICEF and WFP. The thesis' research question is whether the funding mechanism of an aid organization (voluntary vs. assessment) is more likely to have implications on its reform and change ability? Theories derived from institutionalism have served as theoretical framework to answer the research question. The method utilized in this research is a structured, focused comparison.

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Many of the Programs, Funds and Specialized Agencies of the United Nations were founded in the aftermath of the Second World War. The purpose of the creation of these organizations has long since been replaced by new ones. This thesis addresses the challenges experienced today by three of the most prominent UN Specialized Agencies, Funds and Programs, FAO, UNICEF and WFP. The thesis' research question is whether the funding mechanism of an aid organization (voluntary vs. assessment) is more likely to have implications on its reform and change ability? Theories derived from institutionalism have served as theoretical framework to answer the research question. The method utilized in this research is a structured, focused comparison.

The findings indicate that voluntary funded agencies are more prone to comply with changes to its modalities and practices. However, the situation of FAO has for some time been characterized by bad governance and low efficiency and is therefore not valid as a representative for the specialized agencies when it comes to changing ability adaptation. (Less)
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author
Rodriguez Moreno, Mauricio LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
A comparative study of assessment funded and voluntary funded Specialized Agencies and Programs of the United Nations in times of demands for greater aid effectiveness and financial crises
course
SIMV95 20131
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
FAO, WFP, UNICEF, voluntary funded, institutional change
language
English
id
3814940
date added to LUP
2013-06-19 08:07:48
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2013-06-19 08:07:48
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  abstract     = {Many of the Programs, Funds and Specialized Agencies of the United Nations were founded in the aftermath of the Second World War. The purpose of the creation of these organizations has long since been replaced by new ones. This thesis addresses the challenges experienced today by three of the most prominent UN Specialized Agencies, Funds and Programs, FAO, UNICEF and WFP. The thesis' research question is whether the funding mechanism of an aid organization (voluntary vs. assessment) is more likely to have implications on its reform and change ability? Theories derived from institutionalism have served as theoretical framework to answer the research question. The method utilized in this research is a structured, focused comparison.

The findings indicate that voluntary funded agencies are more prone to comply with changes to its modalities and practices. However, the situation of FAO has for some time been characterized by bad governance and low efficiency and is therefore not valid as a representative for the specialized agencies when it comes to changing ability adaptation.},
  author       = {Rodriguez Moreno, Mauricio},
  keyword      = {FAO,WFP,UNICEF,voluntary funded,institutional change},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Resources, Challenges and Change},
  year         = {2013},
}