A list of the posts I didn’t write over the last year or so.
Who makes up the development landscape? Sharing my taxonomy of the fundamental, old-school, and new-school players on the scene.
8 sets of questions on our organizations’ ability to be responsive to feedback
6 things that inhibit our ability to listen to those on the receiving end of aid
Grassroots civil society activists from Palestine discuss their experiences with international aid in this Special Mention Award Winner of the Social Impact Media Awards.
“There are better approaches that can be employed to make sure that our development approach is participatory and strategic. But if we continue to force on communities ideologies born out of top-down approaches, we are not going to see the impact and change we desire.” A guest post by Clement N. Dlamini of the Institute of Development Management in Swaziland.
A colleague told me recently, “Working for an NGO, it’s like family. I can bad-mouth my mother, but you can’t.” A discussion of Tori Hogan’s new book, Beyond Good Intentions: A Journey Into the Realities of International Aid.
My storify-ed livetweets from panel discussion on foreign policy & humanitarian aid efforts in Uganda & the Congo in response to the international media attention garnered by Invisible Children’s KONY 2012 campaign. With Maurice Carney of Friends of the Congo, Milton Allimadi of Black Star News, and Nicole C. Lee of TransAfrica Forum.
On Invisible Children’s latest Kony2012 campaign: What does “the founder’s inability to just ‘stay’ with Jacob in that dark, low moment” [when he talks about how much he misses his slain brother] say about the organization’s approach?
The evaluation report was scathing, but I felt honest. And given the sharing of the preliminary results, it should have hardly come as a surprise…But it did.