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dc.contributor.advisorWatt, Tonien_US
dc.contributor.authorDelgatty, Christina
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-09T21:35:26Zen_US
dc.date.available2011-12-09T21:35:26Zen_US
dc.date.issued2011-12-09en_US
dc.date.submittedDecember 2011
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/2435
dc.description.abstractSocial scientists, international aid organizations, governments, and religious groups have conducted extensive research concerning the effectiveness of long-term humanitarian aid. However, there is little research concerning the effectiveness of short-term humanitarian aid. This project is centered on the short-term trips that are sent to Cameroon by a small, U.S. based nonprofit that supports an orphanage in Northwest Cameroon. The purpose of this research project was to identify the issues involved in evaluating short-term humanitarian aid including defining effectiveness, determining unmet needs for evaluation, and exploring the benefits and drawbacks of implementing more formal evaluation methods. The results of a qualitative analysis of the data revealed that both the orphanage and organization are aware of dependency and dominance issues, but there is a mutual understanding of the benefits of having a dominant organization work with the orphanage toward goals of independence. Delivering deep and long-lasting happiness and offering long-term support is an important part of short-term trip effectiveness. Structured goals and the willingness to honestly evaluate short-term trips will enable better evaluation, and the tools used in evaluation must address not only tangible effects but also intangible effects such as improved morale or spiritual development. This project serves as a starting point for future research by identifying some of the key issues and questions involved in evaluating the effectiveness of short-term humanitarian aid.en_US
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dc.format.extent108 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectHumanitarianen_US
dc.subjectEvaluationen_US
dc.subjectEthnographyen_US
dc.subjectSociologyen_US
dc.subjectMissionsen_US
dc.subjectMissionaryen_US
dc.subjectAfricaen_US
dc.subjectCameroonen_US
dc.subjectAiden_US
dc.subjectReligionen_US
dc.subjectChristianityen_US
dc.subjectChristianen_US
dc.subjectSpiritualen_US
dc.subjectNonprofiten_US
dc.subjectHappinessen_US
dc.subjectDependencyen_US
dc.subjectDependency theoryen_US
dc.subjectApplied sociologyen_US
dc.subjectEvaluateen_US
dc.subjectNonprofit organizationen_US
dc.subjectProgram evaluationen_US
dc.subjectAfricanen_US
dc.subjectAfrican aiden_US
dc.subjectEffectivenessen_US
dc.subjectEffectiveen_US
dc.subjectInternational aiden_US
dc.subjectShort-termen_US
dc.subjectSystematic evaluationen_US
dc.subjectEvaluation methodsen_US
dc.subjectSpiritual developmenten_US
dc.subject.lcshEconomic assistance--Evaluation
dc.subject.lcshInternational relief
dc.subject.lcshHumanitarianism
dc.subject.lcshNon-governmental organizations
dc.subject.lcshEconomic assistance--Africa
dc.titleEvaluating the Effectiveness of Short-term Humanitarian Aiden_US
txstate.documenttypeThesis
dc.contributor.committeeMemberPrice, Boben_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBalanoff, Howarden_US
thesis.degree.departmentSociologyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineSociologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US


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