Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorWeir, Megan
dc.date.available2009-12-09T03:33:35Z
dc.date.copyright2009-03
dc.identifier.citationWeir, M. (2009, March). Impact of measurement and accountability on non government organisation social work practice (Thesis, Master of Social Welfare). University of Otago. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/192en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/192
dc.description.abstractThis is a study of a Non Government Organisation’s (NGO) experience of funding contracts with the government to provide social services. In a general situation of increasing NGO frustration with narrowly based financial silo contracts, this community based NGO was able negotiate a new form of an outcome based, integrated contract. In contrast to conventional liberal, welfare state or third way (‘partnership’) theories such integrated contracts required an expanded form of broad based multiple accountability, to all stakeholders. The achievement of such accountability was explored in focus group interviews with the Otago Youth Wellness Trust (OYWT) to examine the experience of the NGO stakeholders and the resulting successes and frustrations. The NGO was able to create a new model of contract but ultimately frustrated in carrying this contract through into the performance of accountability relationships. Analysis identified the importance of power analysis in explaining this outcome. While a unified professional viewpoint was able to establish the leverage to initially develop the contractual relationship, it has struggled to sustain it in a situation of sole accountability to the government as funder. It is argued that integrated accountability must rest on shared accountability to all stakeholders and mutual accountability between them. Specific broad and multiple forms of audit are required to implement such accountability. It is categorically recommended that the NGO actively engage with its community stakeholders to develop such shared accountability mechanisms and processes.en_NZ
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherUniversity of Otago
dc.rightshttp://www.otago.ac.nz/administration/policies/otago003228.htmlen_NZ
dc.rightsAll items in OUR Archive are provided for private study and research purposes and are protected by copyright with all rights reserved unless otherwise indicated.
dc.rights.urihttp://www.otago.ac.nz/administration/policies/otago003228.html
dc.subjectsocial serviceen_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.subjectevaluationen_NZ
dc.subjectfinanceen_NZ
dc.subjectsocial work administrationen_NZ
dc.titleImpact of measurement and accountability on non government organisation social work practiceen_NZ
dc.typeThesis
thesis.degree.disciplineSocial Work and Community Developmenten_NZ
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Social Welfareen_NZ
thesis.degree.grantorOtago Universityen_NZ
thesis.degree.levelMasters Theses
otago.openaccessOpen
 Find in your library

Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record