Understanding the unintended consequences of a capacity building program :

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Kell, Catherine en_ZA
dc.contributor.author De Sousa, Jane en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-12-28T15:02:27Z
dc.date.available 2014-12-28T15:02:27Z
dc.date.issued 2001 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation De Sousa, J. 2001. Understanding the unintended consequences of a capacity building program :. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/10418
dc.description Bibliography: leaves 177-180. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Capacity building programmes facilitated by development non-governmental organisations (NGOs) often fail to achieve their expected outcomes, resulting instead in a series of unintented consequences. These unintended consequences become legible when viewed as instrumental elements in the resultant constellation of the 'truths' of the developmental discourse that shape these capacity building programmes. This study identifies two unintended consequences of a capacity building programme facilitated be a rural support NGO. Firstly, the fact that the development discourse stresses the importance of people's empowerment and participation, results in processes which are more successful at assisting people to acquire the development discourse than training people in specific skills and to apply specific tools. Secondly, that the power relations between institutions operating within the development discourse, result in contradictions in the development practice of NGOs, such as the use of specific tools whose requirements are incompatible with the truths of the participatory development discourse within which most NGOs operate. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Education en_ZA
dc.title Understanding the unintended consequences of a capacity building program : en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department School of Education en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MPhil en_ZA
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