Donor Funding and Performance of Non-Governmental Organizations in Northern Uganda

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Kampala International University, College of Economics and Management.
The study is to evaluate the relationship between donor funding and performance of selected NGOs in northern Uganda. The study based on the objectives of assessing the effect of international donor funding on the performance of NGOs in Northern Uganda, examine the influence of national donor funding on performance of Nongovernmental organizations and to establish the effect of local donor funding on performance of NGOs in Northern Uganda. The study problem was poor performance attributed to funding where some NGOs report that poor funding account for the low levels of NGOs performance in Northern Uganda, the African youth network and War child Canada whose major objectives are to recover the people previously affected with war are not an exception. The study adopted a descriptive survey design in analyzing donor funding and performance of NGOs in Northern Uganda, the study was based on a target population of 178 with the sample population of 123 who were attained using purposive sampling method of data collection. The study findings were that international donor funding had a significant relationship with performance of the NGOs. On the second objective national funding had a significant relationship with the performance of NGOs in northern Uganda while in the third objective there was also a significant relationship between the local donor funding and performance of the NGOs in northern Uganda. The study concluded that donor funding for the nongovernmental organizations in northern Uganda is low and inadequate. It further implies that the state of funding that is available on international, national and local levels is not so appropriate hence the need to improve the status quo for the funding in order to improve performance. The researcher recommends that there is need to improve the state of donor funding through improving international lobbying. Monitoring must be achieved at the lowest possible cost to society that is compatible with a satisfactory level of protection, improving the lobbying by establishing bilateral supports, line ministries also have an interest in ensuring a minimum of coordination between the activities of multiple NGOs in their sector of interest, improve the efficiency of the NGO sector, grant agencies should encourage a transparent grant allocation process based purely on merit, cost-effective monitoring must build on existing forms of monitoring need to establish the national policy framework that can guide the nongovernmental organizations.
A Thesis Report Presented to The College of Economics and Management in Partial Fulfillment of The Requirements for The Award of Degree of Masters of Business Administration-NGOs Management of Kampala International University
Donor Funding, Performance, Non-Governmental Organizations, Uganda