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Honors Capstone Project
Date of Submission
Arts and Science
NGO, transnational, Africa
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Won Capstone Funding
When initiating projects, foreign aid organizations cannot simply go into another territory and begin their work. On top of the normal procedures of nongovernmental sector organizations and insitutitons, those from outside the domestic borders face additional measures. These measures are typically put in place by governments, typically on a national level. This paper explores the types of tensions and/or partnerships that may exist between foreign aid organizations and governments when crossing paths in this manner.
To narrow the scope of this broad topic, this paper focuses on developmental aid enacted by foreign aid organizations in East Africa through a case study of the operations and activities of Oxfam International in Kenya and Tanzania. Through a consideration of the historical backgrounds and official governmental policies, acts, and resolutions, as well as foreign aid organization reports and strategic plans, we see that this relationship between foreign aid organizations and governments is a very conditional one. Many factors go into how each side considers the other, including differences in cultures.
Cooper, Lynsey, "The Complexities of Coexisting: Foreign Aid Organizations and East African Governments" (2017). Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects. 999.
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