The purpose of this research is to examine the sustainability level of community participation models, which seek to enhance the role of the Board of Trustees (BOT) after the conclusion of donor support. I focus on one of the major community participation models in Egypt as a case study to identify strengths and barriers that exist in this kind of projects in Egypt and to understand its level of sustainability. Applying both qualitative and quantitative methods, this study looks at the continuation of activities after the end of donor support and compares schools that have been part of donor-support to others that did not get any support. The findings indicate that the schools that witnessed donor support continue to have a stronger role for their BOT members compared to other schools. However, the activities that continue after donor withdrawal are much fewer compared to the time of donor support.


Public Policy & Administration Department

Degree Name

MA in Public Administration

Graduation Date


Submission Date

January 2013

First Advisor

Barsoum, Ghada

Committee Member 1

El Baradei, Laila

Committee Member 2

Ali, Hamid


94 p.

Document Type

Master's Thesis

Library of Congress Subject Heading 1

Political participation -- Egypt.

Library of Congress Subject Heading 2

College trustees -- Egypt.


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