ERIC Number: ED210331
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
The Indochinese Mutual Assistance Associations: Characteristics, Composition, Capacity Building Needs and Future Directions.
Bui, Diana D.; And Others
The results of an informal survey of the characteristics, composition, capacity building needs and future directions of sixty Cambodian, Laotian and Vietnamese Mutual Assistance Associations (MAAs) are documented in this report. Included among the survey findings are the purposes, current achievements, and future goals of the associations, capacity building needs, organizational characteristics, the resources of the associations and their networking and cooperative relationship with other organizations and among members. Results of the survey compared the associations according to funding status, regional (geographic) differences, and ethnic differences. Survey conclusions asserted that there is a need for more support services, alternative funding sources, and immediate assistance in grants management, staff development and training, program administration, and capacity building assistance among all MAAs. It was also found that there are significant differences in composition, size, and interests among the various ethnic groups, and important regional differences among MAAs and the organizations evidence an interest in coalition building. (Author/JCD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indochina Refugee Action Center, Washington, DC.