Introduction: This article relates and analyzes a partnership between a local and an international organization settled both in Djibouti.
Purpose of research: From the very beginning, ongoing observational and analytical assessment allowed for a complete study of the entire partnership process, from the initial replies to calls for projects to the completion of projects.
Results: Results are given from two angles. A factual narrative of the partnership first illustrates some behaviors, and then the whole partnership is analyzed.
Conclusions: Authors conclude that structural, functional and ethical asymmetry between both structures, as they are not of equal weight. Although they may be willing to work together and are complementary, this asymmetry produces a force-ratio absolutely unsuitable for project enhancement. Moreover, it pleads for aid localization and for local structures dedicated to development.localization and for local structures dedicated to humane development.
- development anthropology
- humanitarian partnership
- aid localization