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June 16th, 2015 - 7:21 am § in #IntlDevComms

“I will not keep quiet as before…”

Innovative solutions to social challenges are often born in the most unlikely places.[...]

May 14th, 2013 - 4:30 pm § in Uncategorized

We want development…but at what cost?

A trailer from the film "We Want Development (but at what cost?)", about the development of a port in Lamu, Kenya. (c) Thirsty Fish 2012[...]

January 27th, 2013 - 6:19 pm § in Good Practice, Guest Bloggers

Leading From Love: The attentiveness that brought accountability

“In his breakdown, he not only owned up to embezzlement, but also to having let down his own family, his community, his people, and the generations to come.” A guest post from Rajasvini Bhansali, Executive Director of IDEX.[...]

October 22nd, 2012 - 10:55 pm § in Reflection & Rumination

Don’t you talk about my…that way…

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. [...]

May 22nd, 2012 - 9:52 pm § in Good Practice

Site Visits: The Feedback You’ve Never Heard

Leaders from four African organizations sat down to give their “real”, though too-often-unheard insights on site visits from the perspective of the ones being visited.[...]

January 23rd, 2012 - 7:00 am § in Guest Bloggers

Has aid lost its humanity?

“Development work had become more about systems and structures than the actual lived realities of people,” argues Mette Müller, founder of Best Self Experience. Can important concepts like 'empathy', 'understanding' and 'compassion' enter the way we deliver aid?[...]

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![...]

September 27th, 2011 - 6:16 am § in Uncategorized

PBS Documentary on Aid Shines a Light (and wins an Emmy!)

Good Fortune is an Emmy-winning PBS documentary that is a provocative exploration of how massive international efforts to alleviate poverty in Africa may be undermining the very communities they aim to benefit.[...]