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About Alfredo Ortiz Aragón

I am an Adjunct Professor at the Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS), and a full-time PhD student at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS). I am also a consultant in organizational development and strategy, and other areas within the broad concept of organizational ‘capacity development’. My PhD studies are focused on researching the linkages between organizational capacity, programmatic strategy and impact of social change organizations (SCOs). I am particularly interested in understanding the extent to which a systemic appreciation of an SCOs ecosystem—including understanding the needs and demands of primary stakeholders, the roles of and relations with other actors, and the inherent complexities of human development—might support improved development interventions. My primary research question is ‘How might a systemic appreciation of theories of change help social change organizations better understand and develop the capacities that are needed for achieving their purposes’?


Present Adjunct Professor, Monterey Institute of International Studies
Present PhD Candidate, Institute of Development Studies

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Social Change Organizations and Conflict Resolution and Development

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  • The Finance Function in Nonprofits & Public Organizations
  • Organizational Sustainability of Social Change Organizations
  • Human Resources Management of NGOs

Contact Information

Monterey Institute of International Studies
McCone Building
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 647-4155


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