This report deals with the commitment and qualifications of Danish companies engaged in business partnerships under the Danida B2B programme in sub-Saharan Africa and their possible contribution to economic and social development. The analysis is based on interviews with 6 key actors in Danish companies engaged in the programme and draws on theoretical ideas about the private sector as the main driver of economic as well as social development. Furthermore the activities of the companies are assessed by drawing on some of the main ideas in the Corporate Social Responsibility literature. The analysis showed that the understanding of the B2B contract varies a great deal between the companies and that the B2B guidelines lack clear requierements for the engagement, activities and results of the North-South partnerships. The companies are, not surprisingly, driven by profit and business concerns and therefore only contribute to job creation, training, up-scaling etc. in cases where it has a positive effect on the bottom-line. Some companies do have a positive impact on creation of jobs for the poorest groups, but because it fits the needs of the company and not as a result of a deliberate choice. Therefore it is found that a programme such as the B2B will only have the intended effects regarding development and poverty eradication if the companies are sought out critically.
|Uddannelser||Internationale Udviklingsstudier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||11 jun. 2010|
|Vejledere||Henrik Secher Marcussen|
- privatsektor udvikling
- Sub-Saharan Africa