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2019 | No. 44 | 23--38
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Capacities of African-Oriented Polish NGOs: a Quantitative Approach

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The aim of the paper is to investigate the capacity of Polish non-governmental organisations implementing development projects in Africa. In drawing on an integrated systemic perspective of capacity that recognises internal and external factors, this paper focuses on internal factors. Using a quantitative approach to operationalise capacity, the study suggests that those non-governmental organisations implementing the Polish development policy in Africa is highly polarised and can be divided in two groups. Whilst the first group comprises two large organisations with long track records and ability to fundraise internationally, the second group consists of smaller NGOs of different capacities and working strategies. Most Polish NGOs operate within independent networks - Catholic and secular ones. The study identifies a research gap related to the lack of comprehensive study of religious organisations' contribution to development assistance in Africa. (original abstract)
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  • University of Warsaw, Warsaw
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