International NGO Journal

  • Abbreviation: Int. NGOJ
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1993-8225
  • DOI: 10.5897/INGOJ
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 253

INGOJ Articles

Economic analysis of consumption of fresh and processed fruit in Bowen University Iwo, Osun State, Nigeria

June 2009

  Increased productivity, marketing and consumption of fruits was recommended,  but in west Africa we lack adequate food that is rich in nutrients needed by man for health and reproductive life. This study aim at determining the socio-economic characteristics of respondents and the proportion of students’ income spent on both fresh and processed fruits. Also the level of acceptability of processed...

Author(s): Ayandiji Adebamiji and Omotoso Omotola

A pioneering clinician scientist and a non governmental health organization: Gunduz Gedikoglu and Our Children Leukemia Foundation - OCLF of Turkey, in verge of celebrating Its 30th Anniversary in 2010

June 2009

In year 2010, Turkey will celebrate its 30th anniversary of opening the first pediatric marrow transplantation unit at the “BCLV – Bizim Losemili Cocuklar Vakfi” – OCLF – Our Children Leukemia Foundation” under the patronage of the pediatric hematology professor, Dr. Gunduz Gedikoglu. The OCLF founded in 1980 has applied 1139 chemotherapies and 199 marrow / blood stem...

Author(s): Meric A. Altinoz

Performance analysis of a sample microfinance institutions of Ethiopia

May 2009

  The purpose of this study is to appraise the performance of Ethiopian MFIs in terms of various criteria by comparing with the Micro banking Bulletin (MBB) benchmark and for some relative ratios comparison among themselves. The MF industry as a whole is challenged by the need to reach the poorest customers and at the same time being financially self sufficient. Although the industry as a whole is growing at a...

Author(s): Letenah Ejigu

Measuring gender disparity at primary school level in Pakistan

May 2009

  Though the furnished educational quality of the enrolled students leads towards the positive example of success of not only in education but also in practical life of the ensuing generation, yet to alleviate gender disparity in social and cultural context, special measures are needed for the success and improvement of females overall in the country to participate in share contributed by experience of...

Author(s): Mazhar-ul-Haq Baluch and Saima Shahid

Survey of HIV and AIDS knowledge in internally displaced persons camps in northern Uganda

May 2009

  This paper is a summary of the results of a survey conducted in the Agoro and Potika internally displaced person’s camps in Kitgum district of northern Uganda. The survey looked at HIV knowledge levels, service knowledge and levels of stigma. The survey found noteworthy results, one being that the “ABC’s” of prevention (Abstain, Be faithful, and use a Condom) were generally well-known;...

Author(s): Christine L. Harris and Logan Cochrane

Determinants of participation in pest management groups by smallholder cotton producers in Zimbabwe

May 2009

  Individual pest management is often associated with high costs due to pest drift and lack of economies of scale. This study is intended to determine the factors affecting the decision by farmers to join group pest management which harmonizes community decision making in controlling pests. Using a logit regression analysis, the following factors were found to have a positive impact on farmer proclivity to be...

Author(s): Richard Foti, Ignatius Govere, Edward Mutandwa, Patrice Mugenzi and Nyararai Mlambo

Group and associations in the governance process of states in Africa

May 2009

  It has increasingly become evident that the system of government inherited from the colonial powers in Africa have proved to be a failure, because of the reasons of uninhibited particularism and the inherent contradictions found with western systems of democracy in Africa. The advent of global political and economic reforms initiated by most countries in Africa since the attainment of independence has...

Author(s): Akpomuvire Mukoro

Building institutions for partnership in local governance in Nigeria

May 2009

  A developmental explanation for the niche of informal institutions and their linkage to governance suggest that they evolve functionally within societies to address checks and balances and comparative advantage issues. Contemporary attitudes and beliefs about informal institutions and the role that they play constrain centralization of authority, in the sense that national government becomes pre-eminent just...

Author(s): Akpomuvire Mukoro

Environmental assessment of the Chad-Cameroon oil and pipeline project in the Kribi region of Cameroon

May 2009

  Trans-national projects of the magnitude of the Chad-Cameroon oil and pipeline project must always have some negative effects on the quality and quantity of the environment. Following an environmental impact assessment (EIA) a series of mitigation measures must be put in place to minimize the intensity of the negative effects of the project on the environment. The paper seeks to assess the impact of the...

Author(s): Ndenecho Emmanuel Neba and Banyuy Paul Ngeh

The role of community based organisations in economic development in Nigeria: The case of Oshogbo, Osun state, Nigeria

May 2009

  The study assesses the role of community based organizations (CBOs) in economic development of Osogbo, Nigeria. This is with a view to establish the economic impact of CBOs on local economy and their significance in national economic development. It uses primary data collected from all the heads of 140 CBOs that have registered with the 2 local government councils in the study area as at the time of this...

Author(s): Albert Ayorinde Abegunde

Manavseva crusade against childhood blindness

May 2009

  Entire child-community with an age below 12 in the rural areas of Vidarbha (Maharashtra) will be screened over a period of three years. 10-15% percent of the children may have refractive errors. These children of the age 12 and below will be screened for refractive correction and will be provide with free spectacles after complete check-up. 2-4% of the children may have infection and minor eye ailments. These...

Author(s): Raj Siddiquie

The application of information and communication technology in Nigerian secondary schools

May 2009

  This study examined the application of information and communication technology (ICT) in Nigerian secondary schools. The study investigated the level of availability of ICT facilities in schools, the capacity for using ICT facilities for teaching learning, the perceived benefits of using ICT and the problems facing the use of ICT in secondary schools. The descriptive survey design was used for the study. The...

Author(s): Ajayi, I. A. and Ekundayo, Haastrup T.

Tele-Opthalmology Rural Outreach Services (Toros)

May 2009

Cooperation, it is  a humble request to the readers of NGO journals.  To make this eradication of childhood programme  a successful mission  kindly donate  for this cause  as Manavseva Trust is expecting to expand this mission  to reach to more children’s  in rural area. The  trust is having FCRA AC No.050000 0100341741 INR PNB(Indora)Nagpur India. The names will be...

Author(s): Raj Siddiquie

Primary Schools library Project, Education Supplements International (ESI) - NGO

May 2009

  PROJECT TITLE: Primary Schools Library / Project. PROJECT LOCATION:The project has been designed to cover 64 primary schools in Subukia Constituency in Nakuru North District, Rift Valley province in the Republic of Kenya. NAME OF THE ORGANIZATION: Education Supplements International (ESI) – NGO. PROJECT DURATION: THREE YEARS FROM Jan 2010 - Dec 2012.TOTAL BUDGET: KSHS...

Author(s): Nicholas  Nga’nga’

Gender and local governance in Pakistan: Representation vs. participation

May 2009

  Women’s participation in governance is extremely important for an even human resource development, poverty alleviation and good governance. In, Pakistan, a concerted and collaborated effort has been made in this regard by providing women 33% representation in local governance through the current local government ordinance, 2000. However, the traditional cultural values and societal norms that ascribe...

Author(s): Nasira Jabeen and Muhammad Zafar Iqbal Jadoon

Enhancement of police force through e- governance in India

May 2009

 The present scenario shows a multi-tier FIR system in the police department, it reveals that citizen with some complaint first goes to the police station and reports his complaint to the Munshi who passes it to the station officer who in turn reports it to area in charge or sub- inspector. He tries to solve the problem, usually he is able to solve the problem but if it is not solved at this stage than it will be...

Author(s): Rajesh Kumar Shastri, Ambalika Sinha and Shri Krishan Rai

International remittances: A source of development finance

May 2009

  Migration has been an important issue in human history. In recent years, the pace of international migration has been phenomenal due to trade liberalisation, deregulation of restrictive measures and the development of transportation facilities, communication network and global cultural integration. As a result international migration has become a major concern for policy makers of labour sending as well as...

Author(s): K. M. Abdul Azeez and M. Begum

Industrializing the Nigerian society through creative skill acquisition vocational and technical education programme

April 2009

The development of any nation is critical to the economic survival and vibrancy of that nation. This holds particularly true for developing nations like Nigeria, who is still grappling with chronic factors like unemployment and underemployment, which have kept them in the perpetual bondage of economic frustration. Vocational and technical education a multifaceted, multi-disciplinary and pragmatic field of study, is...

Author(s): Uwaifo, Victor Oziengbe    

NGO-state interaction and the politics of development in Cameroon in the context of liberalisation

April 2009

The economic downturn and consequent impoverishment in Cameroon have led to a large increase in non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that are being heralded by some as the development panacea. This has triggered some readjustment in the dynamics of interaction between the Cameroonian state and NGOs with the promulgation of the 1999 law to control NGOs. This paper critically explores the emerging trends and the roles...

Author(s): Pius T. Tanga and Charles C. Fonchingong      

Comparative analysis of stressors on job performance of public and private health workers in Calabar, Nigeria

April 2009

This study investigated and compared the influence of stressor on the job performance of the health workers in the public and private sectors. The stressors investigated include interpersonal conflict, job security, poor remuneration, non-participation in decision-making, and inadequate skill acquisition. Five hypotheses were generated to serve as a guide to this study. A validated structured questionnaire was used to...

Author(s): L. O. Ogunjimi, C. A. Ajibola and L. U. Akah      

Sustenance of education sector reforms in Nigeria through adequate participation by all stake holders

April 2009

This study assessed the views of stakeholders on sustenance of education sector reforms in Nigeria. A structured and validated questionnaire was used to collect data from 160 subjects randomly drawn from primary, secondary, and tertiary institutions, including education inspectorate divisions. Population t-test was used to analyze the data collected. Results of the study revealed that community participation in...

Author(s): L. O. Ogunjimi, C. A. Ajibola and L. U. Akah      

School attendance of child labor: A pilot survey in Gaibandha district of Bangladesh

April 2009

The purpose of this study is to examine the impact of some selected determinants on school attendance of child laborers in Bangladesh. For this, the data were collected from 1157 child laborers of Gaibandha district, using purposive sampling technique based on the scheduled questionnaire. To analyze the collected data, univariate analysis, c2- test statistic and logistic regression technique are used respectively....

Author(s): Mazharul Islam, Nazrul Islam, Mondal, Ayub Ali and Mahfuzar Rahman      

Transformation of the South African health care system with regard to African traditional healers: The social effects of inclusion and regulation

April 2009

The paper will examine the recent incorporation of African traditional healers into the larger government-regulated health system. The new legislation passed by government is an attempt to legally recognise the fact that African traditional healers in South Africa play a significant role as part of the health system in the country. The health system has gone through dramatic changes since 1994, including the shifting of...

Author(s): Lefatshe Moagi    

Role of SHGs in socio-economic change of vulnerable poor

April 2009

Self help groups (SHGs) have emerged as popular method of working with people in recent years. This movement comes from the people’s desires to meet their needs and determine their own destines through the principle “by the people, for the people and of the people”. Ordinarily ‘self help’ refers to the provision to aid self, but here self is also taken internally. Self – help...

Author(s): H. M. Chandrashekar and Lokesh M. U.      

Who is reaching whom? Depth of outreach of rural micro finance institutions in Ghana

April 2009

Outreach of microfinance institutions has been saddled with the definition of who is poor specifically within the context of an individual’s capability to access financial and non-financial services. This paper presents empirical results of the structure of the microfinance market in Ghana as per institutions and defines the market target of each of the institutions based on the socio-economic characteristics of...

Author(s): K. Awusabo-Asare, S. K. Annim, A. M Abane and D. Asare-Minta        

Attaining standards in technology education in Nigeria universities through effective utilization of physical facilities

April 2009

Technical Education programmes at university level involve an effective interaction among the lecturer, the student and the environment. The environment which includes the physical facilities enables the lecturer to attain cognitive, affective, and psychomotor domain objectives. These traits could only be attained if the lecturer adopts instructional approaches that effectively associate with the use of physical...

Author(s): Uwaifo, V. O.    

Training technology and vocational education teachers for the new 9-3-4 education system in Nigeria: Its problems and prospects

April 2009

The construct of this paper is to ascertain the attendant problems prevalent in the training patterns of vocational and technical education teachers in our various training institutions in the country, and its consequences in the teaching or impacting of knowledge by these trained personnel to the young ones in the post-primary schools across the state and beyond. It also suggested remedies for overcoming the...

Author(s): V. O. Uwaifo and I. U. Uwaifo      

The interface between customary law and local government legislation in Nigeria: A retrospect and prospect

April 2009

An evolutionary examination of democratic governance in Nigeria throws up a lot of gap which metaphorically are in need of surgical operations. Not only are the existing statute almost a near departure from what obtains in practice, politicians and technocrats carry on as if all the grey areas that have constituted a cog in the operation of a just, equitable, accountable and democratic system are immutable to change....

Author(s): A. Mukoro

Waste management towards sustainable development in Nigeria: A case study of Lagos tate

April 2009

This paper discusses a key dimension of Wastenomics – that of addressing the sustainable waste management practices and education.   Key words: Waste, development, Lagos state.

Author(s): Adewole, A. Taiwo    

NGO input and stakeholder participation in natural resource management: Example of North west Cameroon

March 2009

The predominance of environmental degradation in Africa has generated waves of concern from international and national non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Since the 1990s there has been a remarkable increase in the number of NGOs with environmental protection interest in the South. The paper appraises the involvement of NGOs and stakeholder community in environmental protection projects in terms of resource...

Author(s): Ndenecho Emmanuel Neba    

Spatio-temporal analysis of micro financing for agricultural innovation diffusion in Mezam division, Cameroon

March 2009

Some rural development experts consider micro-financing as a panacea for food insecurity and rural poverty alleviation. Development policies in favour of the rural poor using micro-financing have had positive but insufficient impacts on the conditions of poverty. The study uses a combination of primary and secondary data to make a spatio-temporal analysis of micro financing based on the innovation diffusion model. It...

Author(s): E. N. Ndenecho  and K. H. Akum      

Reducing back pain and increasing performance in software professionals

March 2009

It is obvious that in today’s competitive world every individual has to work very hard to survive and to develop. The nature of today’s work world is a very large portion of work that is done on computers. The presence of computer in the workplace leads to a set of peculiar characteristics of the workstation which require the workers to stay in a static posture for long periods. All these work conditions...

Author(s): Namrata Arora Charpe  

The challenges of effective policing as measure of controlling the phenomenon of police corruption in Nigeria today

March 2009

There is a kind of consensus in the extant literature on democracy, democratization and democratic consolidation generally that maintenance of law and order is a sine qua non to the stability of any polity in all regions and climes. All societies require a body of men and women whose sole occupation is that of protecting them from the dangers of external invasion, internal subversion, or irredentist claims...

Author(s): P. F. Adebayo and O. Emmanuel Ojo      

Accountability, transparency, and government co-option: A case study of four NGOs

March 2009

As Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) grow in importance on the international development scene, transparency, accountability and government co-option are becoming increasingly important topics.  The growing influence of NGOs requires that donors, academics, and policy makers start care-fully examining transparency and accountability issues on both in micro and macro level.  In this paper, we seek to answer...

Author(s): Pareena G. Lawrenceand Sheila Nezhad      

Sustainable rural finance: Prospects, challenges and implications

February 2009

Market failures in rural finance and related issues of adverse selection, moral hazard, and transaction costs justify targeted interventions to ensure that services reach the poor and the un-banked sustainably. Service providers aiming at sustainability cannot rely on donor money and instead they have to generate their own operational income from provision of efficient services and setting the price for their services...

Author(s): Getaneh Gobezie    

Strategies for social and cultural inclusion on development and natural resource management

February 2009

In this paper, we present some strategies to improve community work that resulted from 24 small projects in 14 communities distributed through 7 States of Southeast Mexico. The proposal recovers views and opinions of local populations about technical and social factors that shape community action. We obtained people’s input through a series of participatory evaluation workshops carried out during 10 consecutive...

Author(s): Silvia del Amo Rodríguez and María del Carmen Vergara-Tenorio    

Persisting poverty, unemployment/underemployment in Cross River State, Nigeria: The urgency of improving good governance and participation in the state economic empowerment and development strategy

February 2009

Civil society contribution to social and economic development has been acknowledged and documented in the literature. Ruefully, despite the disappointing results of development planning concentrated at the national federal level and imposed from the federal capitals of Nigeria from the gaining of political independence in 1960 to the 1990s and the decision at the dawning of the 21stCentury that the rather “top...

Author(s): Richard Ingwe      

The prospect of UBE programme in Akwa Ibom State, south-south Nigeria

February 2009

In this paper, the origin of Universal Basic Education (UBE), its objectives, contents and problems facing the implementation of the programme have been discussed. The major problems facing the success of the UBE programme in Akwa Ibom state were found to include, population explosion and lack of qualified/adequate teachers. Measures that can be adopted to correct some of these failures have been highlighted. The...

Author(s): E. N. Eddy and M. E. Akpan    

Mobilizing and strengthening community-led childcare through community care groups and coalitions: A study from Ethiopia, Mozambique, Uganda and Zambia

January 2009

This article presents findings from a study, involving over 778 respondents from 24 communities in 4 countries, where WV has supported community-led childcare initiatives. The community care coalition (CCC) is a foundational feature of World Vision’s programming model for mobilizing and strengthening community-led care for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), and people chronically/terminally ill. To date, WV...

Author(s): Germann S., F. Ngoma, R. Wamimbi, Ann Claxton, M. Gaudrault and The Community Care Coalition Study Country Teams      

Partnerships between governments, firms, communities and new social movements

January 2009

This paper is aimed at describing some types of partnerships between governments, communities, new social movements and firms. This paper aims to review government-government partnerships, government-firms partnerships, community foundations, government–community’s partnerships, partnerships between firms, firm-community partnerships, firms and non-profit organizations partnerships, partnerships between...

Author(s): Josè G. Vargas-Hernàndez    

Addressing unemployment and poverty through public works programmes in South Africa

December 2008

The Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) is one of South African government’s short-to-medium term programmes aimed at providing additional work opportunities coupled with training. It is a national programme which covers all spheres of government and state-owned enterprises. The EPWP is a programme which cuts across all government departments and all spheres of government. Under the EPWP all government bodies...

Author(s): Thokozani Ian Nzimakwe    

A gendered perspective on issues and challenges surrounding land tenure security in South Africa: An analysis of critical security studies

December 2008

As a result of the inequalities of social exclusion by the Apartheid regime, the women of South Africa declined to carry pass (compulsory identity document carried by women) in 1956. Finally their protest to be recognised not only as house wives belonging in the kitchen were a success, this meant that they were part of the decision making in the country. The euphoria experienced by the South African society in 1994 with...

Author(s): Lefatshe A. Moagi    

Euthanasia – A dignified end of life!

December 2008

Survival is undoubtedly valuable but some time and in certain condition life becomes painful and impossible or unbearable, in that stage survilance seems, like a curse or abuse. Euthanasia – a new word for masses become common about four years back in the month of December 2004 because of Venkatesh plea for granting him right to die. Euthanasia is nothing else but a permit or license to the medical professional...

Author(s): Vaibhav Goel      

The welfare effects of monetary union and flexible exchange rate regimes: The case for the West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ) and the West Africa Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) and the implications for the Gambia

November 2008

Efforts for economic integration in African countries started since the early 1960s, and culminated in the establishment of an African Union in July 2001. The Union’s Constitution Act called for the establishment of an economic and monetary Union, starting at the sub-regional level. At the sub-region of West Africa comprising of the West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ), and the West Africa Economic and Monetary Union...

Author(s): PA Abdoulie Manneh    

Political vs. Military Solutions to Terrorism

November 2008

The war against international terrorism and its sponsors is a war unlike any we have ever known. There is no battlefield, no clash of armies. It is a war fought in the shadows and recesses of the world. Terrorism breeds among the hopeless and the alienated, in societies where democracy and economic opportunity are out of reach for most people. Military power alone will not end this scourge of mankind. Victory will...

Author(s): John Maszka      

Nigerian government, the public sector and the fight against corruption: The role of information and communication technology

October 2008

The role of information technology in controlling and preventing corruption in Nigeria has been examined.  Functions and types of corruption existing within the different public sectors (the civil service, tertiary institution/examination bodies and research institutes, the police, the power holding company, the executive/legislature and the judiciary) in Nigerian government are found to vary from one sector to...

Author(s): Edikan Nnabuk Eddy and Emem Etok Akpan        

African child care center (orphanages) strategic plan 2008 - 2009

October 2008

African Child Care’s vision is that all orphanages and poor children must join pre-school and day care center in Njisi Village will succeed in reaching their highest Educational and Health potential. The Mission of African Child Care is to empower the disadvantaged children (orphanages) through Education and Health programs have safe learning including caring environment. This will pave their future to early...

Author(s): Jimmy Kunjombe Mwakatwira  

Youth development, reintegration, reconciliation and rehabilitation in post-conflict West Africa: A framework for Sierra Leone, Liberia and Cote d’Ivoire

September 2008

Youth face distinct risks in situation of armed conflict and post-conflict. They are more likely to be recruited into fighting forces; become targets for sexual violence; need and lack reproductive health care, contract sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV; head households; be forced to generate livelihood for themselves and others; and miss out on education opportunities. [Guide for the...

Author(s): Dabesaki Mac-Ikemenjima    

Capital punishment: A human right examination case study and jurisprudence

September 2008

“I am a human being and nothing pertaining to human is alien to me, so said Karl Marx (www.sociologist.com)”   At the dawn of the 21st century, the death penalty is considered by most civilized nations as a cruel and inhuman punishment. While international documents have restricted and in some cases even banned the death penalty, its application is still not against customary international...

Author(s): Vaibhav Goel    

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