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Cut from a Different Cloth? Comparing Democracy, Promoting NGOs in Ghana and Indonesia

by Jelmer Kamstra; Lau Schulpen; Luuk Knippenberg

Mar 11, 2013

This study compares donor-sponsored non-governmental organizations (NGOs) promoting democracy in Ghana and Indonesia. While donors and researchers alike stress the importance of context, context-specificity remains an ill-defined and elusive concept. This study contributes to the debate by (1) constructing a framework which defines context-specificity at the level of organizational characteristics and (2) analysing to what extent NGOs in Ghana and Indonesia actually conform to this definition of context-specificity.