Presentation Title

Framework and Operations of Not-for-Profit NGOs in International Development

Student Presenter(s) and Advisor

Niah Anson, Lake Forest CollegeFollow

Location

Library Basement

Abstract

This paper is an assessment of the evolution of approaches made by not-for-profit, non-governmental organizations in international development from 1945 to present. It explores the successes and failures of the traditional framework of non-profit organizations in international development. It also considers alternative frameworks that pair non-profit and corporate elements. World Bicycle Relief (WBR), which works to distribute specially tailored durable bicycles to specific Sub-Saharan African countries, mainly to female students, is an example of this hybrid alternative. WBR’s inventiveness appears as it operates as the owner of a for-profit subsidiary which distributes these bicycles to develop a sustainable model.

Presentation Type

Individual Presentation

Start Date

4-10-2018 10:30 AM

End Date

4-10-2018 11:45 AM

Panel

Social and Economic Policies

Panel Moderator

Dimitra Papadovasilaki

Field of Study for Presentation

International Relations

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Apr 10th, 10:30 AM Apr 10th, 11:45 AM

Framework and Operations of Not-for-Profit NGOs in International Development

Library Basement

This paper is an assessment of the evolution of approaches made by not-for-profit, non-governmental organizations in international development from 1945 to present. It explores the successes and failures of the traditional framework of non-profit organizations in international development. It also considers alternative frameworks that pair non-profit and corporate elements. World Bicycle Relief (WBR), which works to distribute specially tailored durable bicycles to specific Sub-Saharan African countries, mainly to female students, is an example of this hybrid alternative. WBR’s inventiveness appears as it operates as the owner of a for-profit subsidiary which distributes these bicycles to develop a sustainable model.