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International Volunteers and the Development of Host Organisations in Africa: Lessons from Tanzania and Mozambique

by Benjamin J. Lough; Eddy Mazembo Mavungu; Helene Perold; Karena Cronin; Lauren A. Graham; Learnmore Muchemwa

Oct 17, 2011

This paper assesses the contribution of international volunteers to the development of host organisations, from the perspective of the host organisations and the communities that they serve. It draws on case studies conducted in Tanzania and Mozambique and interrogates expectations of what international volunteers can offer, and the realities of host organisations experiences in terms of international volunteers' contributions to social capital development and the ability of organisations to meet their objectives development.