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ERIC Number: ED473909
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jul
Pages: 83
Abstractor: N/A
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Evolving Partnerships: The Role of NGOs in Basic Education in Africa.
Miller-Grandvaux, Yolande; Welmond, Michel; Wolf, Joy
During the last decade non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have been increasingly called upon to implement development programs. The question is no longer whether NGOs should play a role in the education sector, but how NGOs are most likely to fulfill their promise to improve the quality, equity, accountability, and pertinence of education in African countries. This paper reports on comparative case studies of the evolving role of NGOs in the education sector in Africa. Four countries were selected for this analysis: Ethiopia; Guinea, Malawi, and Mali. In all four countries, NGOs operate within the education system, many with U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) support. Available documents describing and evaluating donor and NGO programs were reviewed in each country, and semi-structured interviews with key persons at both national and regional levels using identical protocols were conducted in each country. The study focused on four key themes that provide the basis of this paper's main chapters (2-5). The paper is divided into six chapters: (1) "Introduction"; (2) "How Governments and Non-Governmental Organizations Interact"; (3) "Education Policy and NGOs"; (4) "NGOs and Donors"; (5) "How NGOs Influence Civil Society"; and (6) "Summary and Lessons Learned." (BT)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
Sponsor: Agency for International Development (IDCA), Washington, DC. Bureau for Africa.
Authoring Institution: Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Africa; Ethiopia; Guinea; Malawi; Mali