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NGOs and aid fragmentation : the Belgian case

Molenaers, Nadia and Jacobs, Bert and Dellepiane Avellaneda, Sebastian (2013) NGOs and aid fragmentation : the Belgian case. Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations.

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Abstract

Aid fragmentation is considered a burden for recipient countries. NGOs as important channellers of official development assistance can contribute significantly to this fragmentation. This article is a first attempt to conceptualize and measure NGO aid fragmentation while identifying the complex set of (contradictory) incentive structures. The Belgian case, with its multi-ethnic, multi-linguistic setting, and multi-layered government structures is a crucial case for showing the possible variety of factors which may influence fragmentation. The research finds that fighting aid fragmentation may prove a lot more difficult than suggested because, in the Belgian case, with its multiple incentive structures, fragmentation actually pays off for NGOs.

Item type: Article
ID code: 41915
Keywords: aid fragmentation, aid effectiveness, civil society, Paris Declaration, Belgium, Political theory
Subjects: Political Science > Political theory
Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Government and Public Policy > Politics
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Depositing user: Pure Administrator
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2012 12:00
Last modified: 30 Aug 2013 13:50
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/41915

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