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Donor Driven Innovation: Using cultural analysis to stimulate strategic change in a Canadian NGO

Strader, Eric LU (2014) TKAM02 20131
Division of Ethnology
Abstract
This thesis is a study of development and international aid institutions and practices undertaken to give form and substance to international development as a cultural product. In a climate of changing policy priorities and the prospective loss of government backing for international development NGOs, this thesis uses applied cultural analysis to develop knowledge of the support network of NGO A, a British Columbian NGO. It will analyze how the world views, values, norms, and narratives that the organization believes to be important to fulfilling its mission are received and used by its donors. By looking at how an organization like NGO A tries to handle problems many NGO’s are facing today in an
organizational context, it may be possible... (More)
This thesis is a study of development and international aid institutions and practices undertaken to give form and substance to international development as a cultural product. In a climate of changing policy priorities and the prospective loss of government backing for international development NGOs, this thesis uses applied cultural analysis to develop knowledge of the support network of NGO A, a British Columbian NGO. It will analyze how the world views, values, norms, and narratives that the organization believes to be important to fulfilling its mission are received and used by its donors. By looking at how an organization like NGO A tries to handle problems many NGO’s are facing today in an
organizational context, it may be possible to make meaningful contributions to the field of best practices that other organizations can use in their own struggle for resiliency and continuity in establishing the scope of what development work should be as well as making progress toward their end goals of alleviating poverty, facilitating positive social change, and building strong governance. (Less)
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author
Strader, Eric LU
supervisor
organization
course
TKAM02 20131
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
cultural analysis, international development, Canadian foreign policy, NGO relationship management, donor relations
language
English
id
4862417
date added to LUP
2014-12-18 14:42:32
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  abstract     = {This thesis is a study of development and international aid institutions and practices undertaken to give form and substance to international development as a cultural product. In a climate of changing policy priorities and the prospective loss of government backing for international development NGOs, this thesis uses applied cultural analysis to develop knowledge of the support network of NGO A, a British Columbian NGO. It will analyze how the world views, values, norms, and narratives that the organization believes to be important to fulfilling its mission are received and used by its donors. By looking at how an organization like NGO A tries to handle problems many NGO’s are facing today in an
organizational context, it may be possible to make meaningful contributions to the field of best practices that other organizations can use in their own struggle for resiliency and continuity in establishing the scope of what development work should be as well as making progress toward their end goals of alleviating poverty, facilitating positive social change, and building strong governance.},
  author       = {Strader, Eric},
  keyword      = {cultural analysis,international development,Canadian foreign policy,NGO relationship management,donor relations},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Donor Driven Innovation: Using cultural analysis to stimulate strategic change in a Canadian NGO},
  year         = {2014},
}