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IESEG School of Management ( IÉSEG )

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Niveau Année de formation Période Langue d'enseignement 
Professeur(s) responsable(s)S.GALLAND
Intervenant(s)Sebastien GALLAND

Pré requis


Objectifs du cours

At the end of the course the student should be able to :
- understand how non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have become exponentially more prominent, over the past century in virtually every region of our unequally contrasting world
- practice techniques and strategies related to project management within NGOs (through case studies of different established international NGOs)
- approach confidently this field of activities: the so-called "Aid market", especially by identifying historical or current issues, trends and concepts
- identify various types of volunteer implication and career: examples include working on humanitarian / development projects for starving or affected communities but also managing projects (from assessing or budgeting to implementing operational activities) as a program manager in an International Organization or even in a private company foundation.

Contenu du cours

- Overview of International and Regional Socio-Political Paradigm: Hunger, Health care, Demography, Environmental issues, Human Rights, Gender Equality etc.
- International development and humanitarian assistance
- Presentation of the UN agencies (UNDP, UNICEF), Millennium Goals
- Public (ECHO, USAID), religious (CCFD, Islamic Relief) and private Financers
- Key issues related to the development of NGOs (independence, specialisation)
- Operational Efficiency, Sustainability and Evaluation
- Strategic Planning in international public or non-governmental organizations
- Case studies: UNDP, Oxfam, Care, Red Cross, Solidarités…

Modalités d'enseignement

Organisation du cours

TypeNombre d'heuresRemarques
Face to face
Interactive class16,00  
Independent work
Reference manual 's readings3,00  
Independent study
Group Project2,00  
Charge de travail globale de l'étudiant26,00  

Méthodes pédagogiques

  • Presentation
  • E-learning
  • Research
  • Project work
  • Interactive class


Type de ContrôleDuréeNombrePondération
Continuous assessment
Oral presentation1,00140,00
Final Exam
Written exam2,00050,00
TOTAL     100,00


  • Orwell, George (1933). Down and Out in Paris and London. Penguin Modern Classics -

  • Riddell, Roger (2007), Foreign Aid Really Work? OUP Oxford -

  • Ryfman, Philippe (2007) Non-governmental organizations: an indispensable player of humanitarian aid. 31-03-2007 Article, International Review of the Red Cross, No. 865 -

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