Changing Accountabilities—Children’s Hope Foundation
Chapter six examines the case of Children’s Hope Foundation in Shandong province, and its complex relations with the semi-governmental Association B, from which it eventually separated to establish an independent non-governmental foundation. This process of separation provided an ideal lens through which to observe first, the process by which the organisation built a stock of accountability capital as a second-order form of accountability, and second, how Children’s Hope Foundation prioritised financial and organisational accountability over user accountability. It also illustrated well how changes in the external context and institution change in the state created opportunities for the organisation to become a foundation.
KeywordsFoundation NGO Association Accountability capital Hierarchies of accountability Context
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