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Guest blog post by Donna Stokes, with Heifer International The number of non-governmental organizations continues to rise, with an estimated 40,000 operating internationally. Government and global development grants and private-sector dollars to achieve specific goals related to hunger, poverty, and health are spread over a wider crop of nonprofits than ever, many with overlapping agendas. Organizations that once worked alone are now joining consortiums with other NGOs that include partnerships with private companies to accomplish their missions with greater efficiency and scale. One definition of a public-private partnership is “Cooperation of some sort of durability between public and private actors... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2012 at Hunger-Undernutrition Blog
Wailos Nzalayaluma stands in front of the fish pond he dug with the help of his neighbor. Photos by Dave Anderson Guest blog by Donna Stokes, Heifer International Hunger and poverty organizations often talk about the challenge of sustainability—of continuing to lift up families and communities long after the aid work ends. Heifer International’s Pass on the Gift model, where recipients of donated animals become donors themselves when they share training and animal offspring with someone else in need, offers a unique solution. One Heifer project in Tanzania presents a sparkling example. The road to Wailos Nzalayaluma’s home in Mambi... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2010 at Hunger-Undernutrition Blog
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