Ohalehi, Paschal, Okafor, Godwin, Yekini, Sina and Igwe, Paul (2019) AN INVESTIGATION OF THE PERCEPTION OF DONORS ON NONGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS' REGULATION AND ACCOUNTABILITY. In: Accelerating Sustainable Development in Nigeria: Prospects and Challenges, 25-27 June, 2019, Alex Ewueme Federal University Ndufu Alike, Ikwo, Ebonyi State, Nigeria.

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The purpose of this paper is to investigate the perception of donors on the need for Non-Governmental Organizations' (NGOs) regulation and accountability. It explores the opportunities this offers to regulation and accountability research. Drawing upon public interest theory and upward accountability, this study employed quantitative methods to test donors' perceptions of NGO regulations and accountability. While this paper focuses on Nigeria, it draws on examples from developing and developed countries contexts to contribute to knowledge and scholarship. The research findings show that there is a positive association between perceptions for Nigerian NGO regulation and accountability. There is also evidence that there are significant differences in perceptions for regulation, accountability and frequency of donations. Following the research findings, this paper argues for the establishment of an agency responsible for the supervision, coordination and monitoring of NGOs. This agency will help improve accountability and enhance public trust in the sector. This paper advances our knowledge of NGO regulation and accountability and provides a basis for accounting scholars who are seeking to undertake accountability research on Africa. As far as we know, there is no existing study that has empirically investigated the perception of the need for regulation and accountability in Nigerian NGOs from the donors' perspective.

Keywords:Accountability, Upward accountability, Regulation, Public interest theory, NGO
Subjects:N Business and Administrative studies > N100 Business studies
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
ID Code:37698
Deposited On:30 Oct 2019 13:34

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