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Who is Responsible? Donor-civil society partnerships and the case of hiv/aids work

Book
Authors Maj-Lis Follér
Christoph Haug
Beniamin Knutsson
Håkan Thörn
ISBN 978-91-7106-742-5
Publisher Nordiska Afrikainstitutet
Place of publication Uppsala
Publication year 2013
Published at Department of Sociology and Work Science
Department of Pedagogical, Curricular and Professional Studies
Gothenburg Centre for Globalization and Development (GCGD)
School of Global Studies
Language en
Links urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:na...
Keywords development cooperation; South Africa; Rwanda; Mozambique; donor-recipient relationships; civil society
Subject categories Other Social Sciences

Abstract

Civil society organisations are today considered crucial in development partnerships. This Policy Dialogue argues that current aid programs tend to turn such CSOs into businesses that are required to meet donor demands for reportable results, rather than to serve the needs of intended beneficiaries. Based on case studies drawn from HIV and AIDS work in Mozambique, Rwanda and South Africa, the report explores the methods donors use to govern development partnerships and their effect on the distribution of responsibility among partners. It further examines the responses by recipient organisations to these requirements, ranging from acquiescence to resistance. These case studies, drawn from the field of HIV/AIDS, are also invaluable in shedding light on wider issue of the governance of international development cooperation with civil society.

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