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May 9th, 2012 - 5:00 pm § in Good Practice, Reflection & Rumination

Why I support isolated aid workers across the globe and so should you!

The estimated 595,000 aid workers around the world (ALNAP, 2010) are rarely called to examine the bureaucratic rigidities that govern their day-to-day work. By supporting each other to create more trust, equity and mutual accountability with those we serve in the developing world, system-wide reform[...]

April 19th, 2012 - 6:15 am § in Reflection & Rumination

And while we’re talking jargon…how about “innovation”?

What if we can re-conceptualize the term "innovation" for aid? What if what really makes something innovative is not the idea itself, but the learning that made it possible? [...]

April 18th, 2012 - 6:35 am § in Reflection & Rumination

Sustainability–some clarity please!

Basic services to people must be sustainable. Training workshops must not.[...]

April 15th, 2012 - 9:30 am § in Reflection & Rumination

Go deep or go wide?

Scaling up--it ain't easy. An explanation of the issues at hand.[...]

April 8th, 2012 - 10:05 am § in Guest Bloggers, Reflection & Rumination

“With the available resources we had…”

James Oonyu, the Founder and Director of Liregu Christian Grace Ministries, a faith-based community development organization based in Lira, Uganda, explains the capacity challenges his organization faces, as well as the very real challenges he faces in working with aid funders.[...]

April 1st, 2012 - 8:38 am § in Guest Bloggers, Reflection & Rumination

Whom do I actually serve?

“He further opines that even if the community has other ideas to suggest about the building project, these would have no room since, in essence, the beggar has no choice. Patrick reminds John that they are not employees of the local community, but rather are working for the NGO.” Guest post by A[...]

March 20th, 2012 - 9:30 pm § in Reflection & Rumination

Cowboys & Farmers

Maybe my cowgirl dreams have finally come true. Because now…this farmer’s daughter is working for the aid cowboys. [...]