SDP structures, policies and funding streams

Authored by: Solveig Straume

Routledge Handbook of Sport for Development and Peace

Print publication date:  September  2018
Online publication date:  October  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138210486
eBook ISBN: 9781315455174
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315455174-5

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Abstract

This chapter offers an overview of structures, policies and funding streams within the Sport for Development and Peace (SDP) sector. It does so by illuminating two questions in particular: What characterizes the diversity of structure and funding within the global SDP sector? And, on whose terms are SDP policies developed? Eleven stakeholder groups are presented that, in different ways, contribute to the SDP sector, as policy developers, initiators of programmes and projects, funders or through in-kind support. These groups are: governments and government agencies; intergovernmental organizations; international non-governmental organizations; national non-governmental organizations; private sector stakeholders; sport clubs and teams; independent individuals; social movements and campaign groups; universities and schools; foundations; and SDP networks. The chapter argues that the SDP sector is complex and interdependent, and that funding, knowledge, ideas and policies flow between the various SDP stakeholder groups, despite the strong domination of Global North ideologies, agendas and input within SDP interventions.

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