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June 5th, 2011 - 4:36 pm § in Guest Bloggers

The Marginalization of CBOs by Development Actors: A Perspective from Zimbabwe

“NGOs tend to view CBOs in two ways: with suspicion and mistrust on the one hand, and as instruments for community organising and project implementation on the other.” Excerpt from a paper by Samuel Maruta, Southern Institute of Peace-building and Development, Zimbabwe.[...]

April 17th, 2011 - 6:18 pm § in Reflection & Rumination

Got ‘Em: An Evaluation Story

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.[...]

July 25th, 2010 - 6:00 pm § in Good Practice, Guest Bloggers

Seeing the future in sovereign local organizations – Part I

Sovereignty is both a quality to be developed and a right to be respected and defended. It is a particularly powerful concept when applied to organisation, suggesting authentic qualities, describing a home-grown resilience, an inside-out identity, the idea of an organisation being the expression of [...]

July 15th, 2010 - 6:03 am § in Good Practice

What is our true job?

Who will revolutionize the development industry? It’s those with a professional, but more importantly, a personal resolve to nurture alternative models of “development” that genuinely build on the dignity, knowledge, skills, culture, and abilities of local people.[...]

July 5th, 2010 - 6:15 pm § in Good Practice

How to build strong relationships with grassroots organizations, Part 2 of 3

Under-resourced and under-recognized local organizations face immense challenges on the ground. Yet we as outsiders most often choose to express frustration or impatience if an organization does not appear to be responding to our expectations. [...]