DETERMINANTS OF EFFECTIVE PARTNERSHIPS AMONG NGOS IN UGANDA: A CASE STUDY OF WORLD VISION UGANDA
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This thesis “Determinants of Effective Partnerships among NGOs” was carried in WVU with specific aims of; examining how institutional capacity determines effective partnerships; finding out the extent to which communication and information exchange determine effective partnerships; analyzing how having a common goal amongst partners can lead to effective partnerships and; establishing the impact of commitment on effective partnership. To comprehend the study a review of related literature was carried out on already existing information on the specific aims of this paper to enrich and supplement the study findings. The study relied on both qualitative and quantitative designs under which questionnaire and interview guide were employed as research instruments. These were administered to sample of 61 respondents who were purposively selected to provide information whose validity and reliability was tested to control the quality of the results. The study established that the various factors investigated; institutional capacity, communication and information exchange, having a common goal and commitment, all interplay and contribute to partnership effectiveness. The study concludes that, institutional capacity, communication and information exchange, common goal and commitment of partners have a positive and significant impact on the effectiveness of a partnership, though none of these factors works in isolation to determine an effective partnership. The study recommends; partners to be accountable to each other; access to timely and accurate information; open and ongoing communication; shaping mission and vision and making them open to external scrutiny, improved advocacy as well as cooperation.