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Title:The Liberian Philanthropy Secretariat: a case study
Author:Cassell(Jr), Donald L.
Periodical:Liberian Studies Journal (ISSN 0024-1989)
Geographic term:Liberia
Subjects:development cooperation
private aid
Abstract:The Liberian Philanthropy Secretariat - created in April 2009 by the government of Liberia with the support of various institutions - represents a new model for donor-government collaboration in transitional countries seeking to increase the effectiveness of philanthropist-supported activities. The present paper first examines the leading currents of thought prevalent within development literature on the current state of foreign aid, the past and the hopes for the future of foreign aid. It also considers the rise of private-sector citizen-to-citizen foreign aid and international development. Next, the paper looks at the structure and mechanism of the Liberian Philanthropy Secretariat - founding, management objectives, staffing and position within the Liberian government bureaucracy. It also considers personnel, method, purpose, and evaluation of development work. Finally, the paper makes recommendations to improve the operations and broaden the scope of the Secretariat. Bibliogr., ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]