Special Issue Article
COMPLEMENTARY ROLES? NGO–GOVERNMENT RELATIONS FOR COMMUNITY-BASED SANITATION IN SOUTH ASIA
Article first published online: 26 SEP 2011
Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Public Administration and Development
Special Issue: Governments and Non-governmental Service Providers: Collaboration or Rivalry?
Volume 31, Issue 4, pages 282–293, October 2011
How to Cite
Sansom, K. (2011), COMPLEMENTARY ROLES? NGO–GOVERNMENT RELATIONS FOR COMMUNITY-BASED SANITATION IN SOUTH ASIA. Public Admin. Dev., 31: 282–293. doi: 10.1002/pad.609
- Issue published online: 26 SEP 2011
- Article first published online: 26 SEP 2011
- Manuscript Accepted: 18 JUL 2011
- Manuscript Received: 15 JUL 2011
- collaboration and government
Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and local governments differ in their ways of working and are subjected to very different conditioning factors. However, some NGOs engaged in community-based sanitation are increasingly collaborating effectively with the local governments in South Asia. NGOs considered in this article have taken advantage of a more conducive environment to develop some well-designed community-based sanitation programmes in low-income areas, in conjunction with the local government. Some NGOs have also participated in the development of government policies related to sanitation that have enabled the replication of their approaches. In making the transition from distrust between NGOs and local governments to working towards common ends, NGOs have demonstrated their comparative advantages and focused on developing productive relationships with both the local government and the communities in which they work. Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.