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Biståndets framgång i Ghana: En jämförande fallstudie av Hungerprojektet och ActionAids biståndsarbete i Ghana
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Political Science.
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Political Science.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The success of foreign aid in Ghana : A comparing case study of The Hunger Project and ActionAids foreign aid work in Ghana (English)
Abstract [en]

In the world today there are 842 million people hungry, which corresponds to the population of the US, Japan and Europe combined. The reason for their hunger is not lack of food, according to the UN, there are enough resources in the world for everyone to be satisfied. The majority of the hungry live in developing countries; in rural or slum areas and its mainly women and children.1 In order to among other things, to correct this untenable situation the Millennium Development Goals were created. Foreign aid would solve the victim's problems, but few issues are so controversial as foreign aid. Where does the money go? Do they make any difference to the individuals? What distinguishes a functioning foreign aid?

The aim is to try to locate the factors leading to a successful assistance. This has been developed through a qualitative comparative case study. The selected organizations has been compered to the established theories in the field, these are mostly based on William Easterly and Jeffrey Sachs. The work focuses on ActionAid and The Hunger Project's work in Ghana with emphasis on implementation.

One of the conclusions we have made in this paper is that there need to be good communication between the organizations and the local population. If those who live in the community do not recognize the problems or if the solution is not designed to fit the local conditions, then it will not be a long-term change. It is also important that all groups in the society are involved in the work process and especially the marginalized groups that usually consist of women and children. This work can be seen as a first step to locating aid organizations' success factors, but also illustrates common problems with foreign aid. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 40 p.
Keyword [en]
The hunger project, Action Aids, foreign aid work, Ghana
Keyword [sv]
Action Aids, biståndsarbete, Ghana
National Category
Political Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-119117ISRN: LIU-IEI-FIL-G--15/01350--SEOAI: diva2:818986
Subject / course
Bachelor Thesis in Political Science
Available from: 2015-08-10 Created: 2015-06-09 Last updated: 2015-08-10Bibliographically approved

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