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The limitations of this work are linked to interviewees’ ability to articulate facts and opinions and the small sample size of the case study. As earlier explained, to minimize such limitations, a variety of stakeholders were surveyed, and the information was triangulated with other references. Nonetheless, this research did not determine conclusively how organizations can be managed to meet the social development needs of local communities. Instead, it nuances the question to hydro projects in Brazil and calls for additional research to further evaluate practices to foster social benefits being implemented by organizations in developing countries both within and outside the CDM framework.