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Scirj Volume I, Issue I, August 2013 Edition
Collective Social Responsibility and Development Partnership: Towards Synergizing Citizens’ and Local NGOs’ Capacities in Nigeria
Reuben Ufot Etuk, Grace Reuben Etuk
Abstract In recent times, the globe is witnessing a development strategy involving the formation of partnerships at different levels to assist developing countries like Nigeria, to be brought up to speed in the pursuit of sustainable social development. Using the Social Action Theory, this paper explains the rationale for this emerging phenomenon, paying particular attention to the crucial roles of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and private citizens in driving development via partnership. The paper argues against over dependence on foreign aid by less developed countries (LDCs), and draws attention to the need for them to look inward considering that the flow of foreign aid is on the decrease, owing to the fact that donor countries are themselves facing increasing levels of domestic challenges which demand due attention. Also, donor countries are getting weary of the continuous misappropriation of aid by corrupt leaders in less developed countries. Besides, emphasis is gradually shifting rather to emergency aid, and more importantly, procedures for securing funding from foreign sources are getting more and more tedious, and may not encourage flexibility in grassroots development interventions. Consequently, this paper advocates for the social ethical concept of collective responsibility, so that the scenario is such that corporate private institutions like NGOs and well spirited individuals work hand in hand with the government to strengthen this “third sector” of society, in order to engender sustainable development.
Reference this Paper:Collective Social Responsibility and Development Partnership: Towards Synergizing Citizens’ and Local NGOs’ Capacities in Nigeria by Reuben Ufot Etuk, Grace Reuben Etuk published at: "Scientific Research Journal (Scirj), Volume I, Issue I, August 2013 Edition, page 34-40".
Search Terms:Collective Social Responsibility, Non-Governmental Organisations, Development Partnership, Development Aid, Social Action
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