PADCO and Ikibiri Coalition
This case study describes the transition of Planning and Development Collaborative International (PADCO) – an INGO – from Burundi, and the subsequent creation of the local NGO Ikibiri Coalition. PADCO’s work and exit took place within a context of post-conflict political transition, open political space, and stable aid delivery.
Prior to the transition, PADCO was implementing a three year (2004–06) USAID Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI) program, following which the organization received a World Bank grant to fund an ex-combatant reintegration program through to 2008. It was not part of PADCO’s exit plan to create a local NGO at the project’s end – rather, it was the decision of Burundian staff. Despite this, PADCO’s international staff assisted with the creation and functioning of Ikibiri, contributing significantly to it becoming a sustainable organization.
The methodology for this case study consisted of a document review and 10 key informant interviews with Ikibiri staff and PADCO expatriate staff.
TYPE OF TRANSITION
This case study is an example of an INGO transition that triggered the creation of a local entity. While Burundian staff drove the creation of the Ikibiri Coalition, PADCO assisted the transition by providing both moral and technical support.
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