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ERIC Number: EJ853843
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-May-10
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-1523-1615
Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Participatory Development in Basic Education in Malawi
Makuwira, Jonathan
Current Issues in Comparative Education, v6 n2 p113-124 May 2004
This article critically examines the extent to which one emerging NGO facilitates the participation of its beneficiaries and other stakeholders in the decision-making processes at the identification, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of basic education programmes in Malawi. The author argues that despite the comparative advantage of this NGO, the participation of their stakeholders, including local community members, is tokenistic as decisions are largely top-down. The author recommends that NGOs learn to relinquish their grip on power and develop confidence in their beneficiaries as well as other stakeholders.
Teachers College, Columbia University. International and Transcultural Studies, P.O. Box 211, 525 West 120th Street, New York, NY 10027. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Malawi