ERIC Number: ED437148
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Partnership: A Development Strategy for Children. Learning from Redd Barna's Experience in Asia. Asian Dialogue No. 5.
Wazir, Rekha; van Oudenhoven, Nico; Ageros, Bengt, Ed.
This report explores the partnerships between local development organizations and Redd Barna (RB), a Norwegian development organization engaged in child-centered development work in Cambodia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. Chapter 1 of the report introduces the concept of partnership as viewed from donor and recipient perspectives, describes the methodology, and discusses the Asian backdrop. Chapter 2, "Exploring Partnership," explores dimensions of partnerships in general, including their formality, participants' power, symbolic nature, and duration; and considers partnerships in sports, business, patron/client relationships, social contracts, and development. Chapter 3, "Development Partnerships," focuses on RB-Asian development partnerships, including the parties involved, the importance of mutual benefits, and features of effective partnerships related to orientation, resource profiles, partnership interface, and the interaction of these three components to form the partnership model. Shifts from donor/client to partnership relationships are discussed. Chapter 4, "Making Development Partnerships Work," deals with practical implications of partnership building, including commitment to partnership, shared vision, institutional and human resource capacity, the issue of equality, and partnership maintenance. Program development is discussed, with a focus on program features, dissemination and replication of pilot programs, sustainability, networking opportunities, and partner selection. Chapter 5, "Building Partnerships for Children in Asia," deals with the debate on whether children should be direct beneficiaries of development projects, considers ways to measure impact on children, and points out the importance of strengthening child advocacy. Chapter 6, "The Cultural Context of Partnership," considers cultural differences and how they affect the ways partnerships are forged and maintained. Contains 27 references. (KB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: REDD BARNA, Oslo (Norway).
Identifiers - Location: Cambodia; Nepal; Sri Lanka; Thailand