The basic objective of this publication is to submit recommendations regarding effective programming of local corporate aid in East Slovakia from the viewpoint of targeting aid and its preferable forms as well as methods of evaluating the effectiveness of allocating the aid provided. One of two principal sources of background data was an analysis focusing on the character, thematic targeting and impact of financial aid extended to support projects implemented by non-governmental organizations and local self-governments in East Slovakia over the past 15 years, with a special emphasis on aid provided by private donors, both foreign and domestic. The present analysis offers an overall perspective of the role non-governmental organizations have played in furthering development of the region of East Slovakia as well as areas immediately bordering with it and examines their impact on nourishing the region’s social capital. The authors render an overview of positive examples and good practices that have significantly influenced the region’s development, opened new horizons, introduced innovative approaches or set desirable trends and standards.
|Publication status||Published - 2010|