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Title:NGO-Government Relations: Conflict and Co-Operation in Development Management for Rehabilitation of Demobilised Soldiers: The Case of Eastern Tigray, Ethiopia
Author:Bashaw, Zenebe N.
Year:2001
Periodical:Africa Development: A Quarterly Journal of CODESRIA (ISSN 0850-3907)
Volume:26
Issue:1-2
Pages:251-294
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Ethiopia
Northeast Africa
Subjects:NGO
political systems
veterans
Military, Defense and Arms
Politics and Government
Development and Technology
Economics and Trade
sociology
Nongovernmental organizations
military personnel
demobilization
Development programmes
economic integration
government policy
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/43661161
Abstract:In June 1993 the government of Ethiopia introduced the National Policy on Disaster Prevention and Management (NPDPM) to rationalize the activities of NGOs in the country. The present study considers how the introduction of the NPDPM changed the work of NGOs. It also discusses the effects of the policy on NGO activities, in particular the Food and Cash for Work Programmes for the rehabilitation of demobilized soldiers run by the Relief Society of Tigray (REST), the Adigrat Catholic Secretariat (ACS) and World Vision International-Ethiopia (WVI-E) in Atsibi, Saese Tsadamba and Irob in eastern Tigray. It argues that the NPDPM had limited success. The basic strategic objectives were not properly focused and they did not encompass underlying problems, notably the questions of land, long-term employment and income generation. Moreover the agencies, mainly governmental institutions and NGOs, did not work well together. Bibliogr., notes, ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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