Collective Social Responsibility and Development Partnership: Towards Synergizing Citizens’ and Local NGOs’ Capacities in Nigeria

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Title

Collective Social Responsibility and Development Partnership: Towards Synergizing Citizens’ and Local NGOs’ Capacities in Nigeria

Description

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.

Creator

Reuben Ufot Etuk, Grace Reuben Etuk

Source

Scientific Research Journal
http://www.scirj.org

Publisher

Scirj Volume I, Issue I, August 2013 Edition
ISSN: 2201-2796

Date

25/08/3013

Identifier

http://scirj.org/research-journal-0813/paper-04.php

Citation

Reuben Ufot Etuk, Grace Reuben Etuk, “Collective Social Responsibility and Development Partnership: Towards Synergizing Citizens’ and Local NGOs’ Capacities in Nigeria ,” Scientific Research Journal -> Research Library, accessed January 17, 2019, http://www.scirj.org/rp/items/show/8.

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