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Posts Tagged ‘international aid’

March 21st, 2014 - 8:46 am § in Good Practice, Guest Bloggers

Your organisation isn’t going to help you. Help yourself.

"We...expect our pound of flesh. But rather than give aid workers the tools to do the job that is needed, we treat them with suspicion that they are incapable or weak when they need help." A guest post by Weh Yeoh.[...]

March 3rd, 2014 - 10:17 am § in Guest Bloggers

Exploring the tension between theory and practice in community development

Guest blogger Koissaba B.R. Ole writes that while researchers grapple with theories and frameworks to explain the causes of communities' challenges, development practitioners are right at the midst of them.[...]

February 21st, 2014 - 11:03 am § in Good Practice, Guest Bloggers, Uncategorized

Using storytelling to discover why aid projects so often fail

"Maybe the aid world’s obsession with 'happy stories' is precisely what drives us away from learning what we must before we can succeed." A guest post by Marc Maxson on the GlobalGiving's Storytelling Project's new online tools.[...]

February 19th, 2014 - 7:43 am § in Uncategorized

“The Samaritans”: Why are some laughing? Some offended?

Al Jazeera's The Stream discusses the real-life inspiration for a new Kenyan TV comedy mocking aid workers and examines NGO culture around the world. [...]

February 17th, 2014 - 9:36 am § in Guest Bloggers

Aid, Africa, corruption, and colonialism…revisited

Guest blogger Barongo ba Kafuuzi Ateenyi argues that aid's failures should not be blamed on the initiators of the projects—the foreigners—but the very home country systems that compromise its people.[...]

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

#HowMatters

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.[...]