Presentation Title

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

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

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.