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Managing International Development Agencies (IDAs): The Significance of External Stakeholders

Kiraka, Ruth and Manning, Karen and Armstrong, Anona (2003) Managing International Development Agencies (IDAs): The Significance of External Stakeholders. Working Paper. Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia.

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Abstract

International development agencies (IDAs) operate in a context of diverse stakeholder interests. They need to consider the significance of each category of stakeholders to determine the interest and power to influence the operations of the IDA. Using interviews and mail questionnaires, fifty-six Australian-based IDAs were examined to determine the extent to which they perceive stakeholders as influencing their work. The research showed that two categories of stakeholders ' donors and governments, were considered the most influential and powerful, hence the need to give priority to their expectations and needs. However, the 'weaker' stakeholders ' development clients and partner agencies, legitimise the existence of IDAs, hence their needs cannot be overlooked. The challenge for the IDA is in balancing the needs of its different categories of stakeholders as ignoring some could result in undermining its credibility.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: international development agencies; external stakeholders
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Management and Information Systems
RFCD Classification > 350000 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Depositing User: Mr Angeera Sidaya
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2006
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2011 00:39
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/151
DOI: 14
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