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Post-Busan partnership in the Pacific? An analysis of donor-NGO relations

Moloney, K.ORCID: 0000-0002-2024-3339 (2020) Post-Busan partnership in the Pacific? An analysis of donor-NGO relations. The Pacific Review, 33 (2). pp. 278-304.

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This paper explores the possibility of a partnership between foreign aid donors and South Pacific NGOs. This partnership focus emerged out of the 2011 Busan Outcome Document. Drawing on 51 interviews of donors and Pacific-created NGOs in four countries (Fiji, Samoa, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu), this paper finds limited donor-NGO partnership. Reasons include insufficient donor interest in a partnership, capacity and accountability concerns for Pacific NGOs, and scarce core funding. While global agreements to encourage partnership are important components of development effectiveness discussions, donor-NGO partnership is not yet possible within the Pacific context.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): Asia Research Centre
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Copyright: 2019 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
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