Why pay NGOs to involve the community?

Burger, Ronelle and Dasgupta, Indraneel and Owens, Trudy (2015) Why pay NGOs to involve the community? Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics, 86 (1). pp. 7-31. ISSN 1467-8292

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Abstract

We examine the case for donors providing financial incentives to, i.e. subsidizing, NGOs to increase community participation. We show that the introduction of such a ‘participation subsidy’ may reduce beneficiary welfare. Thus, eliminating community participation from the set of conditions for funding an NGO may in fact benefit target communities. We show how our theoretical analysis may be operationalized by applying it to data from the NGO sector in Uganda. Our empirical findings appear to reject the case for providing a participation subsidy in that context.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Burger, R., Dasgupta, I. and Owens, T. (2015), Why pay NGOs to involve the community?, which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/apce.12065. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
Keywords: Regulation of non-governmental organizations, developing countries, community participation, Uganda
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Economics
Identification Number: 10.1111/apce.12065
Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2016 12:46
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2017 04:11
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/38551

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