Step 1: We admit we are powerless over a project-based mentality–that when we considered the changing world, our frameworks and tools as they had come to define us have become obsolete.
How and why EveryChild prepares to hand over its assets to a global alliance of national civil society organizations.
4 new ways to think about foreign aid’s role in fighting corruption around the world.
3 places where my voice in #globaldev discussions have appeared lately
Exploring the state of employment and civil society once the international community and humanitarian aid are gone.
“You can’t build relationships on a pie chart or a graph.” Guest post by David Peck of SoChange
What if the key building blocks of “story” were better understood, experienced, and then related to our day-to-day work in international aid?
Justin Timberlake got me thinking on that flight back from Johannesburg… How would aid partnerships change if real-time, on-the-ground data had the same value as aid dollars?
Leaders from four African organizations sat down to give their “real”, though too-often-unheard insights on site visits from the perspective of the ones being visited.
Only one of the Washington D.C. aid industry events I attended yesterday got us closer to fixing the problems that continue to plague and perplex us.
Ruiari Nolan of Peace Direct offers the following guest post, sharing their experience of trying to determine what is important in relationships with grassroots organisations, and how they’re trying to measure performance in this area.
In many ways, my work is focused on unanswered questions. What is development? Does it necessarily improve the poor’s lives? What kinds of beasts live in Malawi and how does one get into the chicken coup?
Would you “adopt” a village in Ethiopia? A new blogger and myself discuss how language matters within aid relationships.
“If your general impression [is that most grassroots organizations are incapacitated], then you’ve been driving a white SUV through a village to get the ‘authentic’ feel of some project.” ~Marc Maxson of GlobalGiving’s Storytelling Project