Topic: Guatemala

Erin Beck PhD ’12 conducted extensive research on two NGOs in Guatemala: Namaste and Fraternity. A large portion of her effort was spent collecting information about Namaste’s impact on the female entrepenuers it aims to empower, ultimately finding that many well-intentioned programs fall short of expectations.

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Erin Beck weighs effectiveness of NGOs in Guatemala

March 7, 2018 0 comments

Erin Beck PhD ’12, associate professor of political science at the University of Oregon, began her dissertation on the role of nongovernmental organizations with a simple question in mind: NGOs may come into “developing” nations intending to bring about constructive change, but are they actually effective in doing so?