Does international aid erode sustainable community volunteering?

Does international aid erode sustainable community volunteering?

Dear all
A live discussion that may be of interest to you – with interesting reflections possible on the the impact of funding on volunteer groups in non-development contexts. Please add your thoughts!

If you are interested, tune into our meeting 3 – 4pm this Friday 16th September.

Does international aid erode sustainable community volunteering?

Mukesh Kapila in conversation with Masooda Bano

The negative impact of aid on development has been a recurring and controversial subject in recent years. Drawing on her extensive research in this field, Masooda Bano asserts that there is a strong negative correlation between foreign aid, and voluntary organizations’ ability to mobilise communities. The audience will be invited to discuss the possible implications this has for voluntary organisations and the international donor community.

Masooda Bano is a Research Fellow at the Oxford Department of International Development & Wolfson College, University of Oxford, with a DPhil from Oxford and MPhil from Cambridge. Her work focuses on real life development puzzles with a focus on mapping the micro-level behaviour and incentive structures drawing on rich empirical data especially ethnographic studies.

Mukesh Kapila is Under Secretary General for National Society and Knowledge Development at the IFRC.

Best wishes.

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