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Planners and Searchers. Different organizations' approach towards aid

Ludwig, Petra LU (2013) STVK02 20131
Department of Political Science
Human Rights Studies
Abstract (Swedish)
In the year of 2000 the world leaders signed on the Millennium Development Goals, which is eight measurable and time-bound targets to reduce world poverty and promote human rights. In order to achieve these sets of goals by 2015 a lot of foreign aid is being given.
The approach towards aid and the MDGs are being criticised by William Easterly. He claims that this approach, which he calls planners with no reflection and utopian beliefs have so far not been successful. According to Easterly it is now time for an approach that works on the local level and with realistic goals tries to reduce poverty. These organizations are known as searchers.
In the thesis I will show that the organizations Sida and the International Committee of the Red... (More)
In the year of 2000 the world leaders signed on the Millennium Development Goals, which is eight measurable and time-bound targets to reduce world poverty and promote human rights. In order to achieve these sets of goals by 2015 a lot of foreign aid is being given.
The approach towards aid and the MDGs are being criticised by William Easterly. He claims that this approach, which he calls planners with no reflection and utopian beliefs have so far not been successful. According to Easterly it is now time for an approach that works on the local level and with realistic goals tries to reduce poverty. These organizations are known as searchers.
In the thesis I will show that the organizations Sida and the International Committee of the Red Cross, by studying their documents, both have tendencies of being both Planners and Searchers but also that one can draw the following conclusion:
1. The organization have more similarities than dissimilarities
2. The ICRC showed very little tendencies that could be argued as an approach of a planner were as Sida have tendencies of both a planner and a searcher. (Less)
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author
Ludwig, Petra LU
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organization
course
STVK02 20131
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Foreign aid, Planner, Searcher, Sida, the International Committee of the Red Cross
language
English
id
3970985
date added to LUP
2013-09-02 09:18:19
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2014-09-04 08:27:43
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  abstract     = {In the year of 2000 the world leaders signed on the Millennium Development Goals, which is eight measurable and time-bound targets to reduce world poverty and promote human rights. In order to achieve these sets of goals by 2015 a lot of foreign aid is being given. 
The approach towards aid and the MDGs are being criticised by William Easterly. He claims that this approach, which he calls planners with no reflection and utopian beliefs have so far not been successful. According to Easterly it is now time for an approach that works on the local level and with realistic goals tries to reduce poverty. These organizations are known as searchers.
In the thesis I will show that the organizations Sida and the International Committee of the Red Cross, by studying their documents, both have tendencies of being both Planners and Searchers but also that one can draw the following conclusion:
1.	The organization have more similarities than dissimilarities 
2.	The ICRC showed very little tendencies that could be argued as an approach of a planner were as Sida have tendencies of both a planner and a searcher.},
  author       = {Ludwig, Petra},
  keyword      = {Foreign aid,Planner,Searcher,Sida,the International Committee of the Red Cross},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Planners and Searchers. Different organizations' approach towards aid},
  year         = {2013},
}