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May 24th, 2011 - 8:44 am § in Reflection & Rumination

RCTs: A band-aid on a deeper issue?

“We all want to see deeper thinking behind the doing. Where I think we differ is on some fundamental beliefs about what prevents this and what ails the aid industry overall.” A review of More Than Good Intentions: How a new economics is helping to solve global poverty[...]

March 11th, 2011 - 8:12 am § in Reflection & Rumination

Did I fund Organization X?

We need smart people to identify what works, yes. We also need these same smart people to utilize their skills to meet organizations where they are, rather than trying to form them into versions of ourselves.[...]

January 10th, 2011 - 10:39 am § in Good Practice

Small is Beautiful…Grants, That Is (Part 1)

“We all want to support the kind of people whose good work would not stop if you paid them to quit. That’s what small grants can do best.” ~Chet Tchozewski, Global Greengrants Fund[...]

November 17th, 2010 - 10:07 pm § in Good Practice, Reflection & Rumination

161 Indicators, and then what?

1 country, 7 districts, 7 INGOs, $5 million and…161 indicators. Let’s aim for proportional expectations so we ensure monitoring and evaluation is a tool for learning and improvement, not just policing.[...]