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Foulk, Kathryn (2023) Exploring the significance of improving the accountability of Non-Governmental Organisations to ensure optimal development within Sub-Saharan Africa. (unpublished BA dissertation), University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth


Despite the extensive research conducted on aid delivery and the impact that Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) have had on development within the Global South, little research has been collected on how NGO accountability can be used to improve aid specifically in Sub-Saharan Africa. This study explores issues within the NGO sector including the increase in scandals and misconduct, the use of ‘white saviourism’ and the cycle of dependency that has been created. It aims to understand how these can be alleviated with improved accountability. Research has been collated using secondary data and current literature available on the topic. The findings conclude it is evident current mechanisms of accountability are unsuccessful in preventing issues and to improve accountability, greater communication between beneficiaries and NGO workers is needed to reduce the control that NGOs currently hold. In addition, the introduction of mandatory processes of reporting could be beneficial. This dissertation proposes that further research is needed through primary data to better understand the impact of NGOs in Sub-Saharan Africa. With this further research, policymakers and NGO workers will gain a clearer understanding of how issues can be prevented and therefore how optimal development can be achieved in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Course: International Development - BA - C28415

Date Deposited: 2024-02-08

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