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The Interaction of Government and Nonprofits of New Immigrant Services in Taipei City: Perspective of Nonprofits
|Authors:||Diec Vi Lam|
Non-profit organization,new-immigrant,Public–Private Partnership module,Complementary module,Confrontation module,
|Publication Year :||2019|
|Abstract:||本文由非營利組織角度出發，探討臺北市提供新住民服務的非營利組織與政府部門間的實際互動關係。本文藉由文獻檢閱，把非營利組織與政府的互動關係分為三種模式，包括：「公私合夥模式（Public-Private Partnership module）、補充模式（Complementary module）與對立模式（Confrontation module）」。
This research bases on the perspective of non-profit organizations, and investigates the real interaction between governmental sector and non-profit organization, which provides new immigrant services in Taipei city. Based on the existing literatures, this research categorizes the interactions between both parties into three modules, i.e. Public-Private Partnership module, Complementary module and Confrontation module.
This article classifies the current non-profit organizations of new immigrant services in Taipei city into two categories: One that has long-term cooperation with governmental sectors, and one that has cooperated once or never with the governmental sectors. This classification also corresponds with the current situation in Taipei city. Based on this classification, this research adopts qualitative methodology by interviewing seven non-profit organizations, which provide most of the new immigrant services in Taipei city. The interview results indicate that the organization, which has cooperated with the governmental sectors in long run, are the appointed agents of Department of Social Welfare of Taipei City Government. The primary tasks of these non-profit organizations are providing direct services to new immigrants, and their interaction is contracting-out. Another category, the organization, which has cooperated once or never with the governmental sectors, provides direct services to the new immigrants on the one hand, and actively practices and prompts the government to amend the laws for new immigrants on the other hand. These organizations have diverse interaction with different governmental sectors, including supervision, advocacy, and cooperation.
Based on the interaction between both parties, non-profit organizations provide more diversified services and better protection to the rights and benefits of the new immigrants through three aspects. Firstly, non-profit organizations cooperate with the government by providing more diversified services to the new immigrants, under the promotion of new immigrant supporting policies by government. Therefore, new immigrants will be able to enjoy more assistant measures and channels to display their abilities. Secondly, non-profit organizations advocate policies in order to prompt the government in law amendment, especially “Nationality Act” and “Immigration Law”, so that they incline to the interests of new immigrants. Finally, non-profit organizations play the role of supervising the media, and denounce the media that publishes any unfriendly or discriminatory news about new immigrants.
The interview results indicate that there are many problems in the contracting-out relationship between non-profit organizations and government. This causes the difficulty in establishing real partnership. This research proposes four recommendations: Firstly, government should reinforce the cooperation with different non-profit organizations in order to avoid resources from over-concentrating in the hands of few non-profit organizations. Secondly, a new corresponding chapter under the current “Government Procurement Law” should be enacted. Thirdly, the “New Immigrants Development Fund” should expand the proportion of subsidies to non-profit organizations. Fourthly, governmental sectors should simplify the administrative procedures to be fulfilled by the non-profit organizations, and should retain certain budget and flexibility for non-profit organizations in order to plan the appropriate services and activities to fulfil the realistic demands.
In addition, this research finds out that confrontation relationship does not exist between non-profit organizations, which provide new immigrant services in Taipei city, and the government. The relationship changes with different governmental departments. This article shows that: Firstly, the policy advocacy act of non-profit organizations would improve the cooperative relationship between both parties. Secondly, the non-profit organizations behaviors between receiving governmental grants and advocating policies do no conflict at all. Thirdly, the intention for giving policy advices does not be affected after non-profit organizations receive governmental grants.
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