The Roles of Indigenous NGOs in Health Service Delivery in Ghana: Assessing the Mediating Effect of Administrative Authenticity on the Relationship Between Partnership Potential and Performance

Yuanwang Xu, Edwina Naa Amerley Amarteifio, Abredu Pearl


This study sought to investigate the features of local NGOs in Ghana and how their current status and challenges influence their potential for partnerships and sustained operation. Cross-sectional survey design was followed and ten health sector NGOs were engaged to respond to questions bordering funding, infrastructure, legalization/registration, and partnerships. Quantitative assessment of data and descriptive statistics was performed. Results showed that 60.0 % of local NGOs lacked funding and 20 % were not legalized/registered. Crosstabulation of data revealed that the lack of funding was explained up to 80.0 % by NGOs’ inability to register and legalize their operations. These challenges negatively impacted their ability to secure funding from donors in the health sector and government and as well hindered their partnership potential to a large extent and should be addressed.

Keywords: Local NGOs; partnership, health service delivery; sustainable development

DOI: 10.7176/RHSS/9-22-03

Publication date: November 30th 2019

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