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May 22nd, 2012 - 9:52 pm § in Good Practice

Site Visits: The Feedback You’ve Never Heard

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.[...]

December 14th, 2011 - 8:34 am § in Reflection & Rumination

A tale of two realities

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.[...]

September 28th, 2011 - 4:30 am § in Reflection & Rumination

Effective aid: A matter of faith?

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?[...]

September 22nd, 2011 - 4:00 am § in Reflection & Rumination

Language Matters

Would you “adopt” a village in Ethiopia? A new blogger and myself discuss how language matters within aid relationships. [...]

June 5th, 2011 - 4:36 pm § in Guest Bloggers

The Marginalization of CBOs by Development Actors: A Perspective from Zimbabwe

“NGOs tend to view CBOs in two ways: with suspicion and mistrust on the one hand, and as instruments for community organising and project implementation on the other.” Excerpt from a paper by Samuel Maruta, Southern Institute of Peace-building and Development, Zimbabwe.[...]