Workshop on East Asia:
Politics, Economy and Society Presents
“Impact of Resource Source and Resource Constraint on AIDS NGOs in China”
Doctoral Candidate, Department of Sociology, University of Chicago
February 22, 2011
5828 South University Ave.
Workshop website: http://cas.uchicago.edu/workshops/eastasia/
Student coordinator: Jean Lin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Faculty sponsors: Dali Yang and Dingxin Zhao
The workshop is sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies and the Council on Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences. Persons with disabilities who believe they may need assistance, please contact the student coordinator in advance.
Abstract: This paper analyses the effects of different sources of financial resources on AIDS NGO’s behavior. Drawing data from over 200 AIDS NGOs in China, this study finds that AIDS NGOs that are the most confrontational to the government and has the poorest government relation receive more financial resources than AIDS NGOs that have good relationship with government and AIDS NGOS which have a neutral relationship with the government. They also rely heavily on foreign donors, in particular those foreign foundations with political orientation. Government controlled funding accounted for most of the resources for AIDS NGOs with good government relationship. AIDS NGOs that have poor relationship with the government are more concentrated in the issue focus areas of policy advocacy, patient rights promotion and fight for anti-discrimination, while AIDS NGOs that have good relationship with government and those with a neutral relationship with the government are more concentrated in the field of AIDS care and treatment services.