Survey on use of tsunami donations in Sri Lanka

In Sri Lanka about 35,000 people were on 26 December 2004 by the tsunami lost their lives and over a million homeless, ie 22% of the population are affected by this natural disaster. Over 800 km of coastline were overwhelmed by the waves and flooded 4.4% of the total land area.

After the disaster, the number of organizations that work in Sri Lanka, skyrocketed from 29 to 500 to 1000. But the German Embassy in Colombo, 800 requests for aid from 100 € up to € 40 million before.

Through the generous donations of the international community and the multitude of organizations there is a great interest of the public and private budgets for greater transparency. Then, students developed a nationwide survey, which includes the following:

– Collecting and analyzing information and data about the work of NPOs and NGOs in Sri Lanka
– Evaluation of the work of the NPO / NGO with each other (benchmark, benchmark) on the basis of hard and soft factors from the perspective of different environments / stakeholders (all ethischen-, religiösen- and political forces in Sri Lanka, the donor and donor governments, NGOs & NPOs )
independent support the work of individual NPO / NGO, the Government of Sri Lanka and all other political, religious and ethnic groups in the implementation of aid projects
Industry (reinsurer KAG) supply of information for better risk control and development of appropriate financial instruments.

Development of education and training opportunities for NGO / NPO in the area:
1. Organization and process consulting
2. Conflict Management
3. intercultural training

To ensure independent functioning and science to the working methods, an advisory board was formed. This shall be composed of a University of Sri Lanka and Germany as well as a market research institute together.

The tasks of the Scientific Advisory Board are:
– Advice on the scientific data acquisition, processing and analysis;
– Recommendation for national and international research projects

The results of the survey will be carried out exclusively by research assistants (graduate students, PhD students) that capture the data in the following aspects, prepare and evaluate:

– The desired and actual comparison of individual aid projects,
– On-site inspections of projects
– Maintaining contacts with the different environments / stakeholders
– The development of suitable transparent Publizierungsmethoden
– Development of suitable training opportunities for NGO / NPO because of the research results

Because of this work results arise several advantages that can lead to optimize their processes for NGOs / NPOs.