GDI Lecture Series: “Too close for comfort, relatively speaking? Development NGOs’ dependence on home government funding in comparative perspective”
|Starts:||17:00 15 Feb 2017|
|Ends:||18:30 15 Feb 2017|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|Organiser:||Global Development Institute|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public|
“Too close for comfort, relatively speaking? Development NGOs’ dependence on home government funding in comparative perspective” with Professor Lauchlan T. Munro (Ottawa University)
Initially touted as genuine expressions of grassroots enthusiasm and the volunteer ethic, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working on international development have become professionalised, bureaucratised and often dependent for funding on their home country government. This dependence on donor government funding has been bemoaned for over 20 years by observers who fear that NGOs and donor governments are “too close for comfort” (Hulme and Edwards, 1995). When governments turned hostile towards the NGO sector, NGOs suffer. In Canada, the Harper Conservative government (2006-2015) cut funding to the NGO sector, leading to the demise of half a dozen development NGOs. This lecture asks whether the Canadian NGO experience is so unique and seeks to understand how Canada’s development NGOs compare to their counterparts in five other donor countries (Australia, France, Ireland, UK, USA) in their dependence on home government funding. I also seek to understand broader fundraising patterns among development NGOs.
The event will be from 5-6.30pm in Theatre B of the Roscoe Building
The Global Development Lecture Series brings together scholars involved in cutting edge research on international development. It aims to facilitate dialogue and discussion, providing a space for leading development thinkers to share their latest research ideas with Manchester's staff and students.
The lecture will be followed by a Q&A
Travel and Contact Information
Lecture Theatre C