The Role of International Organizations in the Development of African States
Many African states are currently struggling to acquire social and economic development. Unfortunately, there are a number of factors that are challenging that success. Among them are disease, public policy, and governance. However, international organizations are in place with the goal of meeting these challenges and helping to prompt development. One of the most visible and well known of those organizations is the United Nations.
The focus of this study was the impact of three United Nations programs operating in African states. The first was a National Volunteer program operating in Ethiopia under the United Nations Development Program. Next was a Women Entrepreneur Training program in Tanzania guided by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization. Finally, there was a Refugee Livelihood program focusing on micro-credit under the United Nations High Commission for Refugees. The research shows the varying success of each program and the impact they are having on their countries of operation. Each program accomplished many, if not all, of its goals and it is reported that they are having a positive impact on the country as a whole. This thesis displays the various ways in which these programs can prompt the development of African states, and implies that future programs will continue to increase African development.
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Sadri, Houman A.
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
College of Sciences
Dissertations, Academic -- Sciences; Sciences -- Dissertations, Academic; Africa
Length of Campus-only Access
Honors in the Major Thesis
Jensen, Amy, "The Role of International Organizations in the Development of African States" (2007). HIM 1990-2015. 645.