Factors Influencing Governance of Orphanage: A Case Study on Zila Parishad Satkhira in Bangladesh
Md. Mohoshin Ali
Ensuring governance in orphanage operation is an immense challenge under the provisions of the Zila Parishad Act in Bangladesh. The objectives of the study were to find out the governance factors and nature of governance that influence the implementation performance of the orphanage operated by Zila Parishad, Satkhira. In doing so, qualitative methods of research were employed. The findings of the study confirm that the Parishad was unwilling to follow the government rules and regulations in almost every area that shows infringement of the principles of institutional governance in an operating orphanage. The results of the study were also found that the organization does not want to change their culture of violating government rules and regulations. Hence it was recommended that to maintain the accountability, transparency and other principles of governance the Parishad should follow the government rules and regulations in respect of procurement of foods and related items, should follow proper guidelines for enrolment of orphans and recruitment of staffs and form an active management committee for the proper functioning of the orphanage.
Keywords: Orphanage, accountability, transparency, policy implementation