Development Interventions and Ownership: A Comparative Case Study on the Relation between Local Ownership and Implementation of Policies in Development Work in Dar es Salaam

Emma Buus Mosegaard & Line Marie Sommer

Studenteropgave: Bachelorprojekt


In this project, we examine how development interventions are implemented locally in two children’s organisations in the area of Dar es Salaam and whether the implementation is in line with the principles of aid effectiveness from the 2005 Paris Declaration. First, we account for the historical context in which we engage in, which shows that Tanzania is marked by former colonisation and has tendencies of a myriad of different organisations acting against former president Nyerere’s wish of a self-reliant country. Afterwards, we examine how the two organisations that make up our case study form and implement policies in relation to theories by Jean-Pierre Olivier de Sardan and David Mosse. It shows a small gap between policy and implementation in the first one and a larger gap in the second one. Furthermore, it shows that the results are connected to the inclusion of locals, management and conflicting visions. Lastly, through a comparison of the organisations, we discuss in which aspects they are in line with the Paris Declaration, where the first one is well in line with the principles and the second one requires large organisational and social changes of structure to be more in line with the international norms and standards set by the declaration.

UddannelserInternationale Studier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor
Udgivelsesdato27 maj 2019
Antal sider54
VejledereEric Komlavi Hahonou


  • Udvikling
  • Ejerskab
  • Tanzania