Thursday, April 25, 2013

FRONTLINE WITH FACULTY SERIES: Designing International NGO Governance

ALNOOR EBRAHIM | Associate Professor of Business Administration, HBS
Thursday, April 25
4:15 – 5:15pm
Weil Town Hall, Belfer Building

Alnoor Ebrahim will speak on the challenges of designing the governance structures of international NGOs engaged in policy advocacy. He will discuss cases of ten global organizations that have restructured the relationships between their international headquarters and their national units or members over the past decade. In doing so, they have innovated with the core problem of how to increase central authority while maintaining local legitimacy. This work is part of a research project jointly conducted with colleagues L. David Brown and Srilatha Batliwala.

Alnoor Ebrahim is an Associate Professor in the General Management Unit, and in the Social Enterprise Initiative, at the Harvard Business School. His research and teaching focus on the challenges of performance management, accountability, and governance facing social sector organizations. He is also a faculty affiliate of the Hauser Institute for Civil Society

The Frontline with Faculty Series is a venue for Harvard faculty affiliated with the Hauser Center to share their work and research with faculty colleagues, as well as students in an informal setting that will allow for spirited discussion, debate and exchange

The video of this session is now available for viewing. Please click here to access the recording.