Access to Action, International development, politics and empowerment

The Activist Writer

Africa Didn’t Ask You (honestly)

Africa is a country

Aid Leap, a motley group of international aid bloggers, practitioners, and critics

Africa on the Blog

Aid on the Edge, Exploring complexity sciences in international development and humanitarian aid

Aid Thoughts, Digesting the difficult decisions of development

Architecture for Development

Barefoot Economics: The Life and Thoughts of a Young “Development” Worker (formerly Owen in Malawi)

Big Thinking on Small Grants

The Bigger Village

Bill Easterly’s Aid Watch – just asking that aid benefit the poor

Blood and Milk

Bottom Up Thinking

The Center for High Impact Philanthropy

Chris Blattman’s blog

Chris Murphy’s in development

Critical Investigations into Humanitarianism in Africa (CIHA) blog

Dani Rodrik’s Blog

Develop Economies

The Development Book Club

Development Horizons from Lawrence Haddad at IDS

Development Intern – Thoughts from the bottom rung of development careers

Development Rookie

developmenttruths – A frank and honest about ‘international development’ in today’s world

The Discomfort Zone – Critiquing the politics, policy and practice of development

Disrupt & Innovate – Future Civil Society Organizations

Dochas Network’s blog

Dominic on Development

El Pais’ 3.500 Millones – Ideas Irreverentes Contra La Pobreza

Engaging Internationally

Feedback Labs

Find What Works

From Poverty to Power Blog by Duncan Green of Oxfam

Future Calling on The Broker Online – How can international development NGOs reshape themselves to contribute solutions to the thick problems of the future, which are knocking on our door right now?

Global Dashboard

Global Development Professionals Network on The Guardian UK – Promoting understanding, dialogue and debate among global development professionals

Global Voices – an international community of bloggers who report on blogs and citizen media from around the world

Good Intentions Are Not Enough – An honest conversation about the impact of aid

Hand Relief International

hiiDunia – sharing ideas, research, and experiences in development (Their blogroll is also incredibly comprehensive.

Hopebuilding – celebrating locally-driving initiatives in local development

Huffington Post Impact


Humanitarian & Development NGOs Domain of the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Harvard University’s blog

A Humourless Lot, Logistics for global health and aid

Ideas for Development

idland – Adventures in International Development

Independent Global Citizen

InterAction’s AidBuzz

International Development Issues – In the world focused on things, let’s focus first on people.

International Development Should… Getting to Demand-Driven “Development”

Jimmy Kainja

Jina Moore blog, an online community for Zimbabwean activists

laurenist, international development without pity

Mathare Valley, stories from the people of Mathare, Kenya

Mindful Movements to End Poverty, by Shawn Humphrey

Monologues Don’t Work

Nonprofit Chronicles – Journalism about nonprofit organizations and their impact

Nonprofit with Balls – Exploring the fun and frustrations of nonprofit work


On Motherhood and Sanity, part time mom, part time aid worker, full time crazy

On My Way

Open the Echo Chamber

Owen in Africa

penelope m. c.

Planning the Day

Poverty Matters, from the Guardian UK’s Global Development Portal

Progressive Development Forum

Pulling for the Underdog

Rick on the Road, from MandE News

The Road to the Horizon and various aggregators on humanitarian aid

Shotgun Shack

The Social Change Collaboratory

Social Media 4 Good – Exploring the use of Social Media for NGOs, non-profit organizations and to support humanitarian relief

Sparks for Change –’s blog highlighting people and ideas that encourage constructive change

Staying for Tea: Good Principles and Practice of Community-Based International Development

Tales from the Hood, rants, raves, and a few confessions about humanitarian aid work

Throwing Down the Water: Writings from DRC

Tiny Spark

Unpacking Development

A View from the Cave, Learning and discussing what are smart aid and development

Voices from the Ground, from Panos UK

Wait… What? – traveling the grey areas between sectors and silos

Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg’s Can? We? Save? Africa?

Water Wellness

Waylaid Dialectic

The Wrong Wall