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IVCO 2010 Emerging Perspectives FORUM

IVCO 2010 Emerging Perspectives FORUM

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Acknowledgements ...............................................................................................................ixExecutive Summary .............................................................................................................. xI - Introduction ....................................................................................................................... 1Definitions and Terminology .............................................................................................. 2Research Questions .......................................................................................................... 3Research Methodology ...................................................................................................... 4Limitations of the Research ............................................................................................... 6II. International Volunteer Service Worldwide ........................................................................ 8IVS Antecedents and Context ............................................................................................ 8Prevalence of IVS ............................................................................................................ 12Factors Influencing Outcomes in IVS Programmes ......................................................... 13III. – Results of Online Survey of IVS Sending Organisations .............................................. 14Types of Sending Organisations ...................................................................................... 14Organisational Missions .................................................................................................. 15Regional and Country Placement .................................................................................... 15Age and Scale ................................................................................................................. 16Recruitment and Eligibility Requirements ........................................................................ 16Financial or In-kind Support ............................................................................................. 17Training and Support ....................................................................................................... 18Programme Activities ....................................................................................................... 19Duration ........................................................................................................................... 19Group Placement ............................................................................................................ 20Organisational Challenges ............................................................................................... 20Challenges with Sending Volunteers ............................................................................... 21Placing Volunteers in Asia—What Works Well? .............................................................. 22IV. – Country Case Studies ................................................................................................. 23Country Case Study #1: Japan ........................................................................................ 23Country Case Study #2: Singapore ................................................................................. 28Country Case Study #3: China ........................................................................................ 37Country Case Study #4: India .......................................................................................... 41 Country Case Study #5: Philippines ................................................................................ 46Country Case Study #6: Vietnam ..................................................................................... 51
 
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V. – Emerging Perspectives and IVS Innovations in Asia ................................................... 56Youth Development ......................................................................................................... 56Climate Change ............................................................................................................... 56Growth of Asia-to-Asia Volunteering ................................................................................ 57New Pathways to International Volunteering in Asia ........................................................ 58Quasi-Governmental Forms of IVS .................................................................................. 59IVS as a Principal Form of Corporate Social Responsibility ............................................. 59Growing Influence of the Internet on International Volunteers and IVCOs ....................... 59Challenges ...................................................................................................................... 61VI. – Directions for Further Research .................................................................................. 63References ......................................................................................................................... 65Annexes .............................................................................................................................. 73Annexe A: Factors that Shape and Influence Outcomes in IVS Sending Programmes .... 73Annexe B: Online Survey Questionnaire .......................................................................... 85Annexe C: List of Respondents to the Online Survey ...................................................... 94Annexe D: Summary Findings of the Survey of Sending Organisations in the Asia Region........................................................................................................................................ 95Annexe E: Fieldwork Interviewees ................................................................................... 99Annexe F: Background of Organisations Interviewed In China (Beijing) ........................ 102Annexe G: Background of Organisations Interviewed In India (Delhi) ............................ 103Annexe H: Background of Organisations Interviewed In Japan (Tokyo) ......................... 106Annexe I: Background of Organisations Interviewed in The Philippines (Manila) ........... 108Annexe J: Background of Organisations Interviewed In Singapore ................................ 110Annexe K: Background of Organisations Interviewed In Vietnam (Hanoi) ...................... 112Annexe L: Focus-Group Discussion Participants ........................................................... 114Annexe M: List of Semi-Structured Interview Questions for Country Case Studies ........ 116Annexe N: List of Focus Group Discussion Questions ................................................... 117Annexe O: Research Mandate ...................................................................................... 119

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