The impact of contextual fragility on development in practice: perspectives from Zimbabwe

Madziva, Cathrine (2018) The impact of contextual fragility on development in practice: perspectives from Zimbabwe. Development in Practice, 28 (8). pp. 1057-1070. ISSN 0961-4524

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This article explores the impact of contextual fragility on development in practice in the context of partnership working. The utilization of oppressive legislation and stringent registration for CSOs by a state fearful of losing political hegemony resulted in limited community participation and CBO reluctance to engage in advocacy activities deemed political despite northern partner eagerness. Financial distress led to a partnership termination, partial and non-implementation of some development activities. Utilizing contextual analysis to unmask the heterogeneous nature of fragile contexts can be a valuable starting point in capturing unique complexities and irregularities in each context to inform program planning.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Civil society - Participation, Partnerships, NGOs, Social sector - HIV/AIDS, Sub-Saharan Africa
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 360 Social problems & services; associations
Department: School of Social Professions (to June 2021)
School of Social Sciences and Professions
Depositing User: Cathrine Madziva
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2018 11:33
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2020 13:36


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