In Sri Lanka, local capacity is determined by three sets of factors: 1) structural transformation in the political-economy and cultures of the nation; 2) the particular competencies, products, services and relationships between the public sector, the for-profit private sector and the non-governmental sector; and 3) the affiliations and operations of donors.
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Describes the development context, local capacity development marketplace, actors and recommendations for donors in nine countries.
The speed and amplitude of civil society growth in Morocco have created a mild form of chaos. Civil society does not have an altogether positive image. Many people wonder what CSOs do and sense that there is lots of talk and little action.
The capital city-centric tendency and the lack of decentralized local authority outside Chisinau pose great challenges to fostering transparent politics, decreasing corruption and increasing community participation.
Jamaica is hampered by deep garrisoned political and neighborhood divisions that often manifest in violence. Individualism and distrust carry over to civil society where collaboration among organizations is subject to partisan interest or undermined by opportunistic ‘fly-by-night organizations’.
In Peru, the organizational landscape for taking greater national initiative in development work is promising on various fronts, but there is considerable room to strengthen the sector.
Local development NGOs are tied at one end to the "projectization" syndrome driven by donors or at the other end by a devotion to a cause, but limited in scope.
In Tanzania, there is the beginning of a new kind of social capital upon which much can be built. The report focuses on successful cases of local entities moving toward self-sustainability and entities becoming learning organizations as well as on local organizations spun-off or created as affiliates or local partners of INGOs.
The issue that many called "projectization" looms as large in Kenya as elsewhere. CSOs lament that donors do not want to pay for an organization's overhead, much less its evolution as an effective, sustainable entity. Thus, the more serious CSOs are clamoring to be as free as possible of donor dependence.