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New NGO-Elite Relations in Business Development for the Poor in rural Bangladesh

Makita, Rie


Through observation of two programs in broiler rearing and silk production implemented by a Bangladesh nongovernmental organization (NGO), this article explores what role an NGO can play as an intermediary in business development for the poor with focus on the relations between the NGO and local elites. In theory, as market demand for a product or service increases, the business attracts more interest from local elites, to whom all the benefits tend to go in the end. However, the two cases...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Voluntas: international journal of voluntary and non-profit organizations
DOI: 10.1007/s11266-008-9077-5


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