NGO-Business Partnerships: Risk, Trust, and the Future of Development

Master's Thesis


This thesis examines the privatization of development and the changing interests, pressures, and demands that have brought NGOs and corporations into collaborative partnerships (NGO-BPs). I propose a new Business Purpose classification for NGO-BPs and examine partnership risk analysis and the building of trust through a case study of an ambitious development project in Sub-Saharan Africa undertaken by Catholic Relief Services and supported through partnership with the Intel Corporation. In the final chapter, I highlight key findings and return to the privatization of development with the benefit of concrete examples.


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  • etd-04202012-093752

Author Benjamin Robert Bernard
Advisor Hal Culbertson
Contributor Viva Bartkus, Committee Member
Contributor George Lopez, Committee Member
Contributor Hal Culbertson, Committee Chair
Degree Level Master's Thesis
Degree Discipline International Peace Studies
Degree Name MA
Defense Date
  • 2012-04-20

Submission Date 2012-04-20
  • United States of America

  • partnership

  • Intel

  • trust

  • risk

  • Catholic Relief Services

  • business

  • NGO

  • development

  • University of Notre Dame

  • English

Record Visibility Public
Content License
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