Patronage or Partnership: Local Capacity Building in Humanitarian Crises

Patronage or Partnership: Local Capacity Building in Humanitarian Crises

by Ian Smillie
     
 

ISBN-10: 1565491300

ISBN-13: 9781565491304

Pub. Date: 06/28/2001

Publisher: Kumarian Press, Inc.

* A refreshing study of capacity building through various local perspectives
* Includes studies from Mozambique, Bosnia, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Haiti, and Guatemala

Strengthening local capacity is more difficult than one might expect; there are significant trade-offs between outsiders providing assistance in the midst of an emergency, and encouraging the

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* A refreshing study of capacity building through various local perspectives
* Includes studies from Mozambique, Bosnia, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Haiti, and Guatemala

Strengthening local capacity is more difficult than one might expect; there are significant trade-offs between outsiders providing assistance in the midst of an emergency, and encouraging the building of long-term local skills. By critically examining the dilemma from local perspectives, Patronage or Partnership finds genuine hope amidst the prevailing rhetoric and confusion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565491304
Publisher:
Kumarian Press, Inc.
Publication date:
06/28/2001
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction1
1Capacity Building and the Humanitarian Enterprise7
2Reconstructing Bosnia, Constructing Civil Society: Disjuncture and Convergence25
3Alternative Food Aid Strategies and Local Capacity Building in Haiti51
4Rebuilding Local Capacities in Mozambique: The National Health System and Civil Society77
5Means without End: Humanitarian Assistance in Sri Lanka107
6Women's Organizations in Guatemalan Refugee and Returnee Populations131
7Sierra Leone: Peacebuilding in Purgatory157
8From Patrons to Partners?175
Abbreviations195
Select Bibliography199
About the Contributors203
Index205

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