An analysis of the impacts of lump sum grant policy on the operation of NGOs in Hong Kong : the case of Po Leung Kuk

by Yam, Yuen-man

Abstract (Summary)
(Uncorrected OCR) An Analysis of the Impacts of Lump Sum Grant Policy on the Operation of NGOs in Hong Kong: The Case of Po Leung Kuk Methodology This dissertation will be divided into two major parts. The first part will be the application of the IAD framework to analysis the LSG policy process. The second part will be a comparison of the old and new subvention systems and their implications to NGOs, followed by a case study of one of the NGOs, PLK. The first part will consist of an extensive literature review focuses on the contents of the IAD framework and its application in regard to the LSG policy. The concept of new public management and the fundamental changes brought into the public sector by this concept will also be examined. A thorough study of the related publications, the policy paper and consultative documents of LSG will be conducted. The second part will include a comparison of the former and current subvention systems, followed by an illustration of the implications of the changes and the possible strategies that NGOs will adopt in the new situation. One particular NGO, PLK, will then be studied to see how it responses to the new LSG policy and the outcomes up-to-date. The feedbacks of NGOs and other stakeholders on LSG will be gathered for examination besides other related data. Interviews with the personnel of PLK will also be conducted. The methodology of this dissertation will therefore depend mainly on the secondary data, including literature and documentary reviews. Interviews will contribute to information gathering in addition to the existing published materials including journals, articles, annual reports, figures and statistics from the Government, NGOs, unions and professional bodies. Since interviews will only be used in regard to the study of PLK, the scope and representation may be restricted. -9- An Analysis of the Impacts of Lump Sum Grant Policy on the Operation of NGOs in Hong Kong: The Case of Po Leung Kuk Chapter Outline In this dissertation, Chapter 2 will be a literature review of the IAD framework and its application in regard to how the Government organizes the welfare sector in the provision of welfare services. AH important variables including the new trend of public management will be identified. The evolvement of the subvention reform policy proposals and why LSG is finally accepted as the choice will be illustrated. hi Chapter 3 of this dissertation, after a comparison of the old and the new subvention systems in different aspects including their rules and incentives, will try to explain what possible strategies NGOs will adopt in response to the new environment. Views of the management of NGOs, frontline workers, professional groups and service recipients will also be presented to see how they affect the development. Chapter 4 will give an analysis of a selected NGO, PLK, in order to explore in more details how LSG affects a NGO, and what strategies a NGO actually adopts to face the challenges. Can a NGO learn from LSG, or will that be easier for a big NGO to adapt to the changes and find new opportunities under the new policy will also be investigated. Chapter 5 is the final chapter. The usefulness of the IAD framework in explaining a policy process in the real world situation will be assessed. Conclusion will be drawn on how incentives embedded in the new subvention system relate to the strategies used by NGOs. The coming problems and the anticipated outcomes of the LSG policy will also be highlighted for further consideration. -10-
Bibliographical Information:


School:The University of Hong Kong

School Location:China - Hong Kong SAR

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:po leung kuk finance federal aid to public welfare china hong kong nonprofit organizations


Date of Publication:01/01/2005

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