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February 3rd, 2013 - 3:00 pm § in Guest Bloggers

Game on: It’s time to stop looking at development issues as a matter of emergency

"There are better approaches that can be employed to make sure that our development approach is participatory and strategic. But if we continue to force on communities ideologies born out of top-down approaches, we are not going to see the impact and change we desire." A guest post by Clement N. Dla[...]

September 1st, 2011 - 4:58 pm § in Good Practice, Reflection & Rumination

Another Must Listen

Highlighting This American Life’s Episode 444: Gossip (Originally aired 8/26/11), which covers research relevant to HIV prevention in Malawi.[...]

August 12th, 2011 - 1:51 pm § in Guest Bloggers

Participation: Reality or the Promised Land? A View from South Sudan

Guest post by an aid worker in South Sudan: “Participation is a development anthem whose lyrics are not patriotically respected by the professionals of development. Even though the concept has been popularized…most projects still manipulate beneficiaries to accept outsiders’ wishes.”[...]

June 22nd, 2010 - 6:14 pm § in Reflection & Rumination

A Must Listen

This American Life 408: Island Time (Originally aired 5/21/10) brilliantly covers the “byzantine system of aid agencies, NGOs, and government bureaucracy” administering the $9 billion(!) of pledged Haitian relief.[...]