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Title: An Evaluation of NGO-Led Development Interventions and their Sustainable Management in the Savelugu-Nantong District
Authors: Zakaria, Jalil
Issue Date: 9-Jun-2011
Abstract: Within the arena of development, sustainability is increasingly becoming a central issue. A developing intervention is considered sustainable when the beneficial impacts of an intervention endures beyond the original time frame of the project, and that may be diffused beyond the original spatial limits of the project as interventions will independently be adopted or adapted by local people. The sustainability of NGO led interventions has been challenged. Their activities within the study area have been noted for not living up to expectation. The prevailing circumstances in the study area reveals that these organizations, like the governments institutions they come to collaborate with, have had no significant impact on sustainability. It is this growing trend that takes center stage in this study. The study was qualitative in nature. Questionnaires were administered, focus group discussions were held. Along with these, respondents were observed and engaged in open discussions for further insights for inferences to be made from their statements and conclusions drawn. The study revealed how the work environment of NGOs impact on the delivery of interventions. The attitude of political regimes and socio-cultural values were not hostile to NGO led interventions. Rather prevailing economic conditions, donor commitment and the manner in which NGOs form groups were not seen as supportive to ensure sustainable interventions. Key findings have been presented and analyzed from a qualitative view point. Analyses have been made of intervention areas of NGOs, factors affecting sustainability, management approaches of interventions and areas of intervention that need emphasis.
Description: A Thesis submitted to the Institute of Distance Learning, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Commonwealth Executive Masters in Public Administration, June, 2011
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/4215
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