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1. Hickling, Carina. 'It gave us the stories to tell' A grounded ethnographic case study of a development NGO embarking on a humanitarian project.

Degree: Community Medicine, 2015, University of New South Wales

AbstractOrganisational capacity development in an international Non-Government Organisation (NG0) is a complex process of change going beyond accomplishing technical skills. NGOs are important actors in global efforts for development and humanitarian interventions, yet their internal operations are inadequately understood. The study aimed to generate contextualised understanding of the organisational outcomes of combining development and humanitarian sexual and reproductive health and rights practice in an international NGO. The exploration is a grounded case study built on a cross-disciplinary approach which begins with a personal journey to better understand and manage NGO capacity development and change. The data, comprising predominantly of 129 interviews, observations and hundreds of documents was gathered during 36 months of fieldwork, explored the implementation of of a humanitarian project as it was conceptualised, housed and implemented by a development NGO. The original focus was on organisational capacity development and change; seeking to understand how the organisation dealt with integrating the new humanitarian practice. However the research based on the unique insight gained from the in-depth study revealed much about the inner operations and negotiation processes within NGOs. The findings indicate a need for refining and contextualising our understanding of organisational capacity development and organisational change in development NGOs. This research contributes to building an appreciation of the political aspects of development work and humanitarian interventions that takes into account the ability of the organisation to commit, engage and create internal legitimacy for the new practice. Advisors/Committee Members: Ritchie, Jan, Public Health & Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW, Whelan, Anna, Public Health & Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW.

Subjects/Keywords: Development; Organisational capacity development; Non-Government Organisation; Humanitarian; Grounded case study

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APA (6th Edition):

Hickling, C. (2015). 'It gave us the stories to tell' A grounded ethnographic case study of a development NGO embarking on a humanitarian project. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of New South Wales. Retrieved from http://handle.unsw.edu.au/1959.4/54766 ; https://unsworks.unsw.edu.au/fapi/datastream/unsworks:35900/SOURCE02?view=true

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Hickling, Carina. “'It gave us the stories to tell' A grounded ethnographic case study of a development NGO embarking on a humanitarian project.” 2015. Doctoral Dissertation, University of New South Wales. Accessed December 03, 2020. http://handle.unsw.edu.au/1959.4/54766 ; https://unsworks.unsw.edu.au/fapi/datastream/unsworks:35900/SOURCE02?view=true.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Hickling, Carina. “'It gave us the stories to tell' A grounded ethnographic case study of a development NGO embarking on a humanitarian project.” 2015. Web. 03 Dec 2020.

Vancouver:

Hickling C. 'It gave us the stories to tell' A grounded ethnographic case study of a development NGO embarking on a humanitarian project. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of New South Wales; 2015. [cited 2020 Dec 03]. Available from: http://handle.unsw.edu.au/1959.4/54766 ; https://unsworks.unsw.edu.au/fapi/datastream/unsworks:35900/SOURCE02?view=true.

Council of Science Editors:

Hickling C. 'It gave us the stories to tell' A grounded ethnographic case study of a development NGO embarking on a humanitarian project. [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of New South Wales; 2015. Available from: http://handle.unsw.edu.au/1959.4/54766 ; https://unsworks.unsw.edu.au/fapi/datastream/unsworks:35900/SOURCE02?view=true


University of New South Wales

2. Chynoweth, Sarah. Rethinking humanitarian accountability: Implementation of sexual and reproductive health services in two complex emergencies.

Degree: Social Sciences, 2015, University of New South Wales

Background: The UN estimates that 51.2 million people were displaced by conflict at the end of 2013. These communities have a right to reproductive health (RH) care, which is a minimum standard for humanitarian health service delivery. Yet implementation of RH services in crises remains sporadic and effective accountability mechanisms to enable provision are weak. Methodology: This qualitative study explored the implementation of RH care after the 2008 Myanmar cyclone and 2010 Haiti earthquake. It applied a constructivist grounded theory approach to case study data. Three iterative phases of data collection were undertaken. The first explored barriers and enablers to RH implementation and identified socialising accountability, which refers to informal, interpersonal norms and behaviours among interdependent actors, as a key enabler. A second phase examined in more detail the role of socialising accountability within the two case studies and identified accountability to personal ethics as an additional critical enabler. The third phase explored the findings with humanitarian experts to assess the potential value and practical application of socialising and personal accountabilities in advancing effective humanitarian action. Methods: Semi-structured interviews were held with 98 humanitarian staff representing 47 organisations. 15 focus group discussions were conducted with 349 displaced persons, and 11 medical facilities were evaluated using inter-agency assessment tools. Participant selection was identified through chain-referral and purposive sampling. Data were analysed using NVivo 10. Results: The lack of effective formal humanitarian accountability mechanisms undermined RH implementation in both case studies. Socialising and personal accountabilities in part compensated for these gaps and helped to strengthen accountability processes as well as facilitate RH service implementation. This study proposes an ecological approach to humanitarian accountability that reframes accountability as an interdependent, contextualised process and practice rather than a static system focused on measurement. Conclusion: Socialising and personal accountabilities play critical roles in humanitarian action. Practical application of the ecological approach, which engages formal, socialising, and personal accountabilities, could help augment a culture of “intelligent” accountability and enable effective humanitarian response. This warrants further exploration. Advisors/Committee Members: Zwi, Anthony, Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, UNSW, Whelan, Anna, Public Health & Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW.

Subjects/Keywords: Accountability; Reproductive health; Humanitarian crises; Internal displacement; Natural disaster; Haiti; Myanmar; Burma; Sexual violence; Complex emergency

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APA (6th Edition):

Chynoweth, S. (2015). Rethinking humanitarian accountability: Implementation of sexual and reproductive health services in two complex emergencies. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of New South Wales. Retrieved from http://handle.unsw.edu.au/1959.4/54257 ; https://unsworks.unsw.edu.au/fapi/datastream/unsworks:13737/SOURCE02?view=true

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Chynoweth, Sarah. “Rethinking humanitarian accountability: Implementation of sexual and reproductive health services in two complex emergencies.” 2015. Doctoral Dissertation, University of New South Wales. Accessed December 03, 2020. http://handle.unsw.edu.au/1959.4/54257 ; https://unsworks.unsw.edu.au/fapi/datastream/unsworks:13737/SOURCE02?view=true.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Chynoweth, Sarah. “Rethinking humanitarian accountability: Implementation of sexual and reproductive health services in two complex emergencies.” 2015. Web. 03 Dec 2020.

Vancouver:

Chynoweth S. Rethinking humanitarian accountability: Implementation of sexual and reproductive health services in two complex emergencies. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of New South Wales; 2015. [cited 2020 Dec 03]. Available from: http://handle.unsw.edu.au/1959.4/54257 ; https://unsworks.unsw.edu.au/fapi/datastream/unsworks:13737/SOURCE02?view=true.

Council of Science Editors:

Chynoweth S. Rethinking humanitarian accountability: Implementation of sexual and reproductive health services in two complex emergencies. [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of New South Wales; 2015. Available from: http://handle.unsw.edu.au/1959.4/54257 ; https://unsworks.unsw.edu.au/fapi/datastream/unsworks:13737/SOURCE02?view=true

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