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June 2016, Volume 2, 1, pp 17-37

Corporate Funding and Sustainability of Non- Governmental Organizations in Africa

Danjuma Abdullahi

,

Yahaya T.K. Baba

Danjuma Abdullahi 1 ,

Yahaya T.K. Baba 1 
  1. Department of Political Science, Federal University Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State, Nigeria 1

Pages: 17-37

DOI: 10.18488/journal.100/2016.2.1/100.1.17.37

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Abstract:

The role of NGOs in development cannot be  over emphasized, previous studies only discussed on the NGO’s roles in development without much emphasis on their sustainability. Thus, this study focuses on corporate funding and sustainability of NGOs in Africa. Qualitative research was used, 19 informants were interviewed. The result shows that NGOs in third world face many problems, ranging from funding, lack of time, poverty, illiteracy and lack of mobilization contributed to limited activities of NGOs in third world. The paper recommends increase in participation, investment in education and creation of awareness.

Contribution/ Originality
This study contributes in the existing literature by filling the gap on sustainability of Non- Governmental Organizations in Africa. Previous studies only discussed on development of NGOs.

Keywords:

Africa, Funding, Development, NGOs and Sustainability.

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