Posts Tagged ‘foreign aid’

February 2nd, 2014 - 9:23 am § in Uncategorized


You won’t find yogurt or a grizzly bear here. When we talk about #HowMatters, it’s about how well-intentioned people often fall short of changing the lives of the people they want to help.[...]

July 31st, 2013 - 9:37 am § in Good Practice, Guest Bloggers

Don’t change the message. Change the messenger.

Weh Yeoh of argues that everything that we do in development is about selling a message. But how do we convince people when a message goes against the grain of what they already believe?[...]

June 4th, 2013 - 8:00 am § in Reflection & Rumination

The Carpenters and the Rude Man

How many times had I been him? Just wanting to get through to the next stage to achieve those ever-elusive results? Demonstrating my own ignorance and intolerance? Wreaking havoc and unleashing anger as a result?[...]

January 6th, 2013 - 10:15 pm § in Reflection & Rumination

13 thoughts for aid in 2013

As I was sitting in a year-end retreat, I started jotting down this list of things that the development aid world could use more of in 2013. I offer it as some food for thought for the year ahead. [...]

December 3rd, 2012 - 7:24 pm § in Good Practice, Reflection & Rumination

Thoughtful Conversations & Sideways Approaches: The Barefoot Guide Connection

When I first picked up and started reading The Barefoot Guide to Working with Organisations and Social Change almost four years ago, it was one of those strike-you-through-the-heart moments. Finally someone was talking about my role in aid.[...]