The current procedures and policies dominating the disbursement of aid: are they building strong relationships and enabling NGOs to meet their stated aims? A report on research carried out in Uganda between 2000-2004.
Focusing on NGOs in Uganda, this research grew out of the identified trend in a growing number of policies and procedures being put in place to support 'partners' in the south. This draft report consists of: Chapter 1: Introduction to the research: the team, the methodology, and frameworks of analysis (Tina Wallace); Chapter 2: The context for the research (Martin Kaleeba, Rashid Sesay and Tina Wallace); Chapter 3: Critical funding issues arising from interviews with a range of NGOs in Uganda: analysis of first round interviews (Tina Wallace and Martin Kaleeba); Chapter 4: Donor conditionalities: analysis of first round interviews (Martin Kaleeba and Tina Wallace with inputs from Patrick Mulindwa); Chapter 5: Reflections on some critical concepts dominating development discourse in Uganda: some contextual notes (Rosemary Adong, CDRN); Chapter 6: Three case studies exploring the impact of Western management tools on SNGOs (Rosemary Adong and named staff of CDRN); Chapter 7: The untold story: competing cultures in development partnerships. The UPPAP partnership; a new way of working in development? (John de Conink and Meenu Vadera); Chapter 8: Case study of a partnership between an international NGO and two local NGOs (Martin Kaleeba); Chapter 9: Case study on gender and advocacy (Mary Ssonko); Chapter 10: Case studies of working north-south and the range of relationships identified (Tina Wallace with inputs from Rajiv Khandawal); Chapter 11: The aid chain reaches the ground (Tina Wallace and Juliet Kiguli); Annex 1. The research team; Annex 2. The sample NGOs in Uganda; and finally, a bibliography for the Uganda study.