How Change Happens in the Private Sector
Oxfam International 'From Poverty to Power' Case Study
18 Pages Posted: 11 Sep 2015
Date Written: 2006
Oxfam believes that private sector actors can change their strategies, policies and behaviour to have a more positive impact on poverty reduction, and to do less harm to poor people. There are clear cases where companies have changed in these ways. How and why did those changes happen?
In order to answer this question, we chose two examples of major companies that changed for the better. We got as close as possible to the source of that change to understand the factors that led to it.
At the end of each case study, we summarise the five main factors that we think brought about change, and consider the implications of these for civil society organisations that want to generate more pro-poor change of this kind in the private sector.
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