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December 17th, 2014 - 7:10 am § in Guest Bloggers, Reflection & Rumination

When the protagonist isn’t a white kid

This and other lessons learned when traveling abroad as an international do-gooder[...]

December 13th, 2014 - 12:42 pm § in Guest Bloggers, Reflection & Rumination

Helping hands, ignoring demands: The contemporary approach to development?

What will it take for “customer satisfaction” to become our measure of success? A guest post by Jose Javier Lanza [...]

November 29th, 2014 - 11:10 am § in Reflection & Rumination

“An Idiot Abroad” on Geldof

With Band Aid 30 controversy in the news, a so-called moron’s observations seem pretty insightful. [...]

October 29th, 2014 - 8:35 am § in Guest Bloggers, Reflection & Rumination

West Africans are not powerless against Ebola…and neither are we

The strongest assets in this fight are the committed women and men who know and love their communities, says Alison Carlman. [...]

October 20th, 2014 - 8:04 am § in #IntlDevComms, Reflection & Rumination

The stories still hard to find: The local responses to Ebola

Links to stories on those responding to Ebola on the ground, regardless of international aid or media coverage[...]

September 15th, 2014 - 7:00 pm § in #IntlDevComms, Good Practice, Reflection & Rumination

11 useless approaches to communicating about global development

New publication suggests a new way forward for international aid organizations’ communications strategies with the general public.[...]

September 12th, 2014 - 7:15 am § in #IntlDevComms, Reflection & Rumination

Demonstrated: The demand for new narratives in international development communications

"The Development Element: Guidelines for the future of communicating about the end of global poverty" resonates with those in the #globaldev sector.[...]

September 11th, 2014 - 7:00 am § in #IntlDevComms, Good Practice, Reflection & Rumination

Wanted: New narratives in international development communications

A new publication explores how international organizations can get beyond polarizing portrayals of global development and aid.[...]