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International Development Projects: Peculiarities and Managerial Approaches by Paolo Landoni, Ruggero Golini

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Chapter 2

ID Projects: Context and Peculiarities

In this chapter, we introduce the concepts of international development and NGOs and we present and discuss the peculiarities of ID projects resulting from our research.

2.1 International Development and NGOs

International development (sometimes referred to as global or world development) is a concept that lacks an acknowledged definition, but it is commonly used to refer to studies and actions seeking to find and implement long-term solutions to world problems related to human development like poverty, healthcare, education, human rights, and the environment. Given this long-term perspective, it is distinct (even if related) to concepts like “disaster relief” and “humanitarian aid” that normally ...

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