What is so “risky” about placing relatively small amounts of money in the hands of people addressing challenges in their own communities?
Impact truth lies in messy micro-nuances that determine whether target populations “vote” for interventions with their feet or wallets, argues guest blogger Michael Buckler of VillageX.
Asking ourselves this difficult question
3 places where my voice in #globaldev discussions have appeared lately
“‘I don’t know’ is found in imprecise information, in unseen or undetectable outcomes. It’s found in our trust in people, in their innate capacities and energy.”
“Little did Rumbidzai know that her poem would become a piece of art that would serve to illuminate the journey the partner organizations were about to begin.” From “Narratives of Hope ‘It Starts Within Us’: Documenting Development Through Stories of Change”, published by Weaver Press.
How-matters.org’s top 12 people, trends, sites, and organizations to watch in 2012!
“Half the stories of community change are not about NGOs at all, but individuals. It’s time NGOs realized they’re not the center of the community, and figured out how to work with the individuals who are.” ~from my interview with Marc Maxson of GlobalGiving’s Storytelling Project
Sharing excerpts of twelve papers on international development and aid effectiveness from my reading pile.