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Title: THE ROLE OF NGOs IN SCHOOL DVELOPMENT: The Case of Meki Catholic Secretariat in Dugda Bora Woreda-Eastern Shewa, Oromia region
Authors: RABO, ADEM
Advisors: Ato Ayalew Shibeshi
Copyright: 2002
Date Added: 21-Apr-2008
Publisher: Addis Ababa University
Abstract: The main idea of this paper revolves around three major issues. The first issue emphasizes on the gap filling of NGO in development endeavor where the government could not reach with its maximum strife to meet the needs of its society. The second and the major point deals with participatory development approaches that are especially advocated by many development oriented NGOs operating nationally and internationally. It is generally believed that NGOs have good experiences and strategic approaches than government organizations in participating the target communities and concerned stakeholders in development projects. They work in close relations with beneficiaries; identify their real problems and address the felt needs of the community collaboratively in all aspects. Many scholars believe that participatory development approaches create self-realization and sustenance and motivate the target population for their own initiated development activities. They also stress on participation of stakeholders for it further enhances the sustainability of the projects. The third point examines government policy and NGO operations. Comprehensive and conducive policies create good working environment for NGOs and smooth relationships with the government. This research examines the development of school infrastructure by MCS in East Shewa zone with the participation of beneficiary communities and concerned government institutions. The research is based on personal experience, beneficiary interview, co-signatory work review & discussions and library and documentary works on NGOs. The findings of the study on MCS revealed that no survey was conducted to identify the basic and priority needs of the community. Community and stakeholders participation was very minimal in project identification, design, planning and implementation. Thus MCS is expected to participate all concerned stakeholders in all stages of school development to insure self-reliance among them and the sustainability of the development. Though MCS has good records with government policy implementations at operational stages, the organization abstained from commenting it in any perspectives.
Description: A Thesis submitted to the school of graduate studies of Addis Ababa University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in Regional and Local Development Studies (RLDS)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/730
Appears in:Thesis - Regional and Local Development

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