Impact truth lies in messy micro-nuances that determine whether target populations “vote” for interventions with their feet or wallets, argues guest blogger Michael Buckler of VillageX.
A review of a cautionary memoir of a young Australian woman’s tumultuous mission to save orphans in Cambodia.
How and why EveryChild prepares to hand over its assets to a global alliance of national civil society organizations.
A guest post by Steven Zyck of ODI about how to make locally-led humanitarian responses a reality.
“Maybe it is a little about identity, but that’s ok.” A guest post by Vanessa Deering
An interview with Bonnie Castañeda de Garcia of Honduras on the transformative role of arts & culture in violent environments.
Is the integration of the voluntourism industry with wider development efforts is worth pursuing?
A new report from Adeso explores the idea for a Southern NGO humanitarian network. Has its time come?
“The Do-Gooder-Industrial-Complex likes to say ‘You can make a difference over spring break.’ We like to say that making a difference is an internal political process that is years in the making.” A guest post by Shawn Humphrey
How-matters.org’s Friday feature! Sharing “Street Worker” by Anthony Persaud.
Do donor policies and practices force their so-called “partners” to be unethical?
Social Impact Incubator brings together creative collaborators in Burundi.
Photographs by Joop Rubens
This and other lessons learned when traveling abroad as an international do-gooder