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December 16th, 2015 - 1:13 pm § in #IntlDevComms, Good Practice, Reflection & Rumination, Uncategorized

Do we “walk the talk”?

If you work in the global development, philanthropy, aid, social enterprise, nonprofit, etc. space, this question can lead to perplexing, frustrating, unwelcome, or liberating reflections. With all of our good intentions and questionable objectivity about ourselves, this is admittedly a tough questi[...]

September 27th, 2015 - 5:02 pm § in Good Practice

Actually, it was my capacity that needed to be built

A reflection on the skills I needed to be effective in my job.[...]

February 10th, 2013 - 6:00 pm § in Guest Bloggers, Reflection & Rumination

When local leaders say, ‘Thanks but no thanks.’

"...part of me wanted to say to Abel, the hell with the cultural traditions, and to hell with the government! These kids need an education...But that part of me shut up (mostly)." A guest post by Scott Fifer of GO Campaign[...]

December 15th, 2011 - 6:30 am § in Reflection & Rumination

The Year Ends. The Pendulum Swings.

2011 has been a “shake-up” year for those involved in “flipping the aid system” to put more local and national actors in the driver’s seat of development. How-matters.org is shutting down until January 15th to reflect and plan for 2012![...]