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TNGO presents: James Crowley

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James Crowley on Building a Better NGO: Contributing to Breakthroughs in the Fight against Poverty and Injustice

James Crowley, Associate, Accenture Development Partnerships

James will summarize what international NGOs need to do to be able to assist in the delivery of breakthroughs in the fight against poverty and injustice.  He will touch on questions covered in his recent book, such as: what do international NGOs need to do to get in better shape; what are and should be the core competencies of international NGOs; what about their structure; what about ICT for development; how to craft strategy; and what does accountability really mean.

James is a business advisor with more than 25 years’ experience with a variety of large private-sector companies and, more recently, with a range of agencies in the international development sector. He joined Accenture’s strategic consulting practice in 1989, and became a partner in 1997. James left Accenture’s commercial consulting practice in 2005 to focus on strategic and organizational performance issues in the international development sector. He has led a range of assignments on international strategic issues for clients such as Plan International, World Vision, Amnesty International, Catholic Relief Services and Voluntary Service Overseas.  In 2013, James published a series of new research papers in a book titled, “Building a Better International NGO - Greater than the Sum of the parts?”

Sponsored by the Transnational NGO Initiative at the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs

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