As the development donor landscape continues to evolve, large corporations like Chevron, Wal-Mart and Coca-Cola are increasingly emerging as development financiers and are driving economic growth in the poorest communities. And they’re doing so in part by partnering with the development community.
Corporate partnerships have become key sources of funding and resources for nonprofit development organizations such as Mercy Corps, which has teamed up with Starbucks, Mastercard, Google, Wal-Mart, Chevron, Coca-Cola, Warner Bros., Nike and others for their development work.
But what about the for-profit development organizations out there?
Can development contractors — well versed in government donor funding — work with the likes of Coca-Cola and Starbucks to implement development programs?