Information and communications technology (ICT) represents significant opportunity to create lasting change but what are the challenges and possible threats for large, established NGOs? This book excerpt from Building a Better International NGO takes on the subject.
Oil giant Chevron has set up a corporate social enterprise to tackle development challenges in the Niger Delta, in a unique approach to addressing the region’s urgent problems. Devex Impact interviews project director Dennis Flemming.
In this book excerpt, authors Paul Polak and Mal Warwick outline eight keys to ending poverty. The book posits that poverty can only be truly addressed on a large scale by building global businesses that serve base-of-the-pyramid customers and are profitable enough to attract significant commercial investment.
The Niger Delta is home to some of the world’s most difficult development challenges, a mix of poverty and conflict that has resulted in an unstable operating environment for business. Chevron, through its Niger Delta Partnership Initiative, has pioneered a new form of engagement, known as “corporate social enterprise,” which leverages business expertise and market incentives to solve social problems.
Has the most unlikely of development actors - an investment bank - succeeded in empowering thousands of women around the world? Get a sneak peek at Devex Impact’s exclusive investigation of Goldman Sachs’ ambitious 10,000 Women program.
In an excerpt from her book, “Expanding the Pie: Fostering Effective Non-Profit and Corporate Partnerships,” consultant Susan Rae Ross explains why NGOs need a clear partnerships strategy and how they can assess their own readiness for partnership.
How is China providing aid to Africa? Devex Impact reports on a new database tracking Chinese aid to African countries that reveals unexpected patterns in Beijing’s funding priorities and focus sectors, but an expert on China-Africa relations is questioning these findings and the methodology used.
After a decade of executing public-private partnerships, USAID has a new outlook on engaging the private sector. Chris Jurgens, head of the agency’s global partnerships division, tells Devex Impact what he wants companies to understand about USAID.