An analysis of International NGOs design decision making for housing reconstruction in developing country contexts

J. Bruen, K. Hadjri, J. K. Von Meding, J. Spillane, R. McGrath

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to explore the current design decision making process of selected foreign international non governmental organisations (INGO’s) operating in the field of housing and post disaster housing design and delivery in developing countries. The study forms part of a wider on-going study relation to a decision making in relation to affordable and sustainable housing in developing
countries. The paper highlights the main challenges and opportunities in relation to the design and delivery of low cost sustainable housing in developing countries as identified in current literature on the subject. Interviews and case studies with INGO’s highlight any specific challenges faced by foreign INGO’s operating in a developing country. The preliminary results of this research study provide a concise insight into the design decision making process of leading foreign INGO’s operating in developing countries and will be beneficial to policy makers, NGOs, government bodies and community organisations in practice as it offers unique evidence based insights into international bodies housing design decision making process.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings from the International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment for Now and the Future
Pages37-43
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventThe International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment for Now and the Future - Hanoi, Viet Nam
Duration: 26 Mar 201327 Mar 2013

Conference

ConferenceThe International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment for Now and the Future
CountryViet Nam
CityHanoi
Period26/03/201327/03/2013

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