Nina Vucenik

USAID’s approach to NGO funding in Slovakia and Hungary

Most studies that assess assistance to Eastern Europe for democratic and economic transition focus on its overall impact-successes and failures. They either analyze the progress of one country or of one sector across several countries, but none examine the actual process of grant giving from inception to conclusion, the chain of transactions between a foreign donor and local recipients. In this paper, I focus on grants given for the development of the non-governmental sector….
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Introduction: A Captured Moment in Time

“It is interesting to see what is important to others,” a junior fellow recently remarked at one of our informal gatherings, where discussion meandered through an array of though-provoking opics. This, at first glance innocent, sentence perfectly illustrates the essence of the fellows’ residence at the Institut fur die Wissenschaften vom Menschen. Active interest in and constructive dialogue with others who belong to different academic disciplines and national backgrounds, in varying stages of personal and intellectual development, form the basis of our understanding…
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