Aid partnership in the Bougainville conflict: the case of a local women's NGO and its donors

Makuwira, J 2006, 'Aid partnership in the Bougainville conflict: the case of a local women's NGO and its donors', Development in Practice: stimulating thought for action, vol. 16, no. 3&4, pp. 322-333.


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Title Aid partnership in the Bougainville conflict: the case of a local women's NGO and its donors
Author(s) Makuwira, J
Year 2006
Journal name Development in Practice: stimulating thought for action
Volume number 16
Issue number 3&4
Start page 322
End page 333
Total pages 12
Publisher Routledge
Abstract This article documents lessons learned from a study of aid partnerships in post-conflict development and peace building in Bougainville. It examines how donor agencies, in this case the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) through the International Women's Development Agency (IWDA), contributed to the successes and failures of the Leitana Nehan Women's Development Agency (LNWDA). Although the donors contributed to the organisational development and capacity of the LNWDA, the balance of power remains unequal. Furthermore, the deployment of an intermediary body in the partnership exerts considerable pressure on the LNWDA, because it has to deal with multiple demands for accountability, which affect the impact of its own work on the ground. It is argued that in order to enhance the impact of their assistance, donor agencies need to develop a framework in which partnerships are sustained through mutual and less demanding accountabilities
Subject Government and Politics of Asia and the Pacific
Keyword(s) development aid
partnership approach
peace process
political conflict
womens status
Australasia
Australia
Bougainville
Melanesia
Pacific islands
Pacific Ocean
Papua New Guinea
DOI - identifier 10.1080/09614520600694927
Copyright notice © 2006 Oxfam GB
ISSN 0961-4524
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