ERIC Number: ED420100
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Action for Human Resource Development: Partnership between Government and NGOs in Basic Education and Primary Health Care.
Commonwealth Secretariat, London (England).
This report, derived from a pan-Commonwealth workshop held in Gaborone, Botswana in June 1996, identifies the skills required for improving partnerships between governments and nongovernmental organizations (NGO's), thus enhancing efficiency and cost-effectiveness in the delivery of educational and public health services. It examines the roles of government and NGOs in education and offers ideas for improving communication between the two. The text advocates legislation that will define the parameters of the government-NGO relationship so that such a partnership is based on accepted criteria, with an emphasis on the importance of building trust between government and the private sector for effective partnership. Furthermore, the implementation of mechanisms that enhance the practical collaboration between government and NGOs will ensure complementarity of services within limited resources. Strategies for building and sustaining partnerships in areas of basic education and for involving all stakeholders are outlined. (RJM)
Descriptors: Cooperation, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Government School Relationship, Human Resources, Integrated Services, Nongovernmental Organizations, Personnel, Private Sector, School Business Relationship
Commonwealth Secretariat, Human Resource Development Division, Marlborough House, Pall Mall, London, England, United Kingdom SW1Y 5HX.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commonwealth Secretariat, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)