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Survey: Decision-making in Sport for Development

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Survey: Decision-making in Sport for Development

Members of the sport for development community are invited to complete a survey on decision making processes in the sector.

The purpose of this experimental study is to examine decision making in Sport for Development. Participants will spend approximately 10 minutes completing a questionnaire about their organization and work experiences. You will be presented a set of choices regarding organizational attributes of sport for development organizations.

You can take the survey via the following link:

By submitting a completed survey by 1 July, 2021, you will have the chance to enter a random drawing for a set of 50 sport balls handmade by Alive & Kicking. The winner will have the option of using these for their own programming or to donate the prize to a different Sport for Development organization of their choice. Shipping costs are included for any location worldwide.

Findings from this study can yield important insight that can help in developing improved ways for Sport for Development leaders to build capacity to better be able to access resources and mobilize the necessary capital to achieve intended goals and objectives. This data collection is part of a broader study comparing how organizational leaders and prospective donors make decisions about organizational resources in sport for development. Your contribution will help inform a report for industry leaders, funders, and policymakers. 

In order to participate in this study, you must be: (a) 18 years or older; (b) current staff and/or board member for an organization engaged in using sport for development; and (c) have at least two months of involvement with the current organization. 

Multiple people from the same organization can complete the survey as the focus is on individual’s decision making rather than an organizational-level analysis.

Per Svensson, Ph.D. at Louisiana State University is the principal investigator for this study. He is the Co-Editor of the Journal of Sport for Development and has published extensively on organizational capacity and innovation in sport for development and peace. He can be reached via email ( for questions about the survey or for more information on the findings of his prior research in this space. 


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