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dc.contributor.authorLY, Pierre-Emmanuelen_US
dc.description.abstractFrom handicraft shops to cyber cafés, more and more NGOs in developing countries are moving towardinvestment in revenue-generating business ventures. This paper explores the motivations behind such investmentsand their impact the donor-NGO relationship. First, a case study of NGOs in Bangladesh provides evidence ofNGOs? commercial earnings in the country. Then, a simple theoretical model underlines three determinants of anNGO's decision to invest in business: the uncertainty of future donor funding; the lack of funds available; and theneed to finance expenditures that donors do not value. Furthermore, facing uncertainty regarding their ability torenew future commitment, donors might prefer NGOs with business ventures. Finally, the analysis shows thathaving an independent income does not necessarily make NGOs better off.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aProceedings of the German Development Economics Conference, Berlin 2006 / Verein für Socialpolitik, Research Committee Development Economics |x19en_US
dc.titleBringin? Home the Curry and Givin? it away: Commercial Ventures of NGOs in Bangladeshen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US

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