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Policy implementation in unstable states : succes and failure of humanitarian aid policies in Haiti

Wijnstra, M.T.B. (2018) Policy implementation in unstable states : succes and failure of humanitarian aid policies in Haiti.

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Abstract:This study focusses on the successes and failures of policy implementation in unstable states. It is interested in the factors that hamper or stimulate policy success. In order to get a deeper understanding of the effects of fail and success factors on a policy, a focus is put on one single factor: ‘the level of state instability’. With the use of this factor and the theories from Buss (2015) and Lisner (2016), the following research question is formulated: ‘How does the level of state instability in Haiti contribute to the implementation of the humanitarian aid policies of the four biggest aid organizations?’ State instability has consequences that reach to different fields of intervention and different types of goals of aid organizations. With the use of a case study, this research tends to find out what consequences the state instability of Haiti in 2010 had on the cooperation between the aid organizations and the government, the lack of funding and resources, the ability to tackle unexpected changes and the legitimacy of the policy, and how this again influences the goal achievement of the policies. The units of analysis are the four biggest humanitarian aid organizations: IFRC, Oxfam International, CARE and the World Food Programme (Bhat, 2016).
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:88 social and public administration
Programme:Management Society and Technology BSc (56654)
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