Third Sector Organizations in Developing Regions

by Kelsey Baye
Political Science
Faculty advisor: Dr. Brad Best

Globally, third sector organizations respond unmet needs of the communities they serve. They are religious organizations, social clubs, and organized volunteers. Third sector organizations are often considered to be an indication of economic and societal health, requiring private funds and volunteers to keep them active. In view of the many desirable consequences of third sector organizations, why in developing regions do they struggle for survival? What challenges do third sector organizations face in developing regions of the world? To what extent are political and economic development tied to the viability and impact of third sector organizations?