Resource Contribution of Ngos in Primary Education Development in Tigraytareke

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Addis Ababa University


The main objective of this study was to investigate the role ofNGOs to primary education development projects in Central, Eastern and Southern zones of Tigray Regional Government. To conduct this study, a descriptive survey method was employed. The samples were taken from 7 woredas and 35 schools. The research study involved two categori~s of sample popUlation: NGO and GOs employees. Questionnaire, interview, documents, and observation were the main instruments used to collect the data. Data analysis was made by using statistical tools such as percentage, chi-square and rank order correlation coefficient to identify whether there are differences and agreements in the judgment of the respondents regarding the various variables on the role ofNGOs. The results obtained suggested that both the LNGOs and INGOs involved in providing assistance for different development projects implemented in the region. Assistance was channeled through the local government, the NGOs and through handing over operational projects to the respective beneficiaries. It was found that there no formal relationship among the NGOs and never share information regarding their intervention activities. The results obtained generally indicated that all the problems closely related to lack of coordination which the local government has not incorporated NGOs into its policies and structures. Monitoring and evaluation of educational projects was conducted on physical dimension or of infrastructure projects .In addition, it was observed that there is a significant difference among the NGOs' projects performance in different target areas of the region. All in all the NGOs spent a total of 643582452.60 birr in different developmental projects and in education. This contribution is very high compared to that of 1990s condition where Gross Enrollment Rate was below 30. Finally, based on the findings and conclusions, recommendations were forwarded to address the problems observed