Foreign NGOs Project Grant Management: An Assessment of its Effectiveness and Practices with Special Reference to NGOs Operating in Hawassa City/ SNNPR, Ethiopia

Abstract

Nearly all projects found in Ethiopia have been funded by diverse grant source, which comprises national and foreign donors who donate for Ethiopian unfortunate beneficiaries. The purpose of this research is to explore the existing practice of foreign NGOs projects grant management and its effectiveness operating in Hawassa city. In addition, this research sought to examine the role of government on effective foreign NGOs project grant management. The study utilized qualitative and quantitative (mixed) research design. Census sampling were used to reach to study sample of 45 respondents from seven NGOs and two GOs were questioned in Hawassa city. These included project managers, project coordinators, project finance officers, social workers/community facilitators, NGO support officers, and head of the departments. The data were collected using structured questionnaires. These instruments were administered physically to the selected respondents from the nine organizations. Existing literature on study was reviewed to generate available information with regards to effective foreign NGOs project grant management. The main finding of this research is inefficient application of effective projects grant management principles, tools and approaches by foreign NGOs. Further this research finds government roles on effective foreign NGOs projects grant management were found minimal. It is therefore recommended that, foreign NGOs should train, coach, and monitor their employees on applications of effective grant management principles, tools and approaches. In addition, the government should also regularly supervise and review the results of both financial and performance measures of foreign NGOs project grant management.

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GETACHEW ABERRA
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