Degree Name

Master of Arts


Department of Economics


This thesis examines the Asia Partnership for Human Development, a comparatively new approach to the funding of the projects and programs of a set of Roman Catholic non-government aid organisations. The Partnership attempts to change the accepted pattern of relationship between the agencies in the high and low income countries so as to ensure that the decision making process is brought nearer to those undergoing the experience of development. It is an attempt to transform a 'donor-recipient' relationship into a round-table relationship where all partners have an equal say in the deployment of resources.



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