Posts Tagged ‘results’

July 14th, 2016 - 10:00 am § in Guest Bloggers

Are NGOs missing the impact forest?

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.[...]

February 1st, 2013 - 7:46 am § in Reflection & Rumination

Listening to local leaders: Just more data points?

By making the argument that local leaders have something we (organizations) need from them (information), we don't yet overcome the centrality and the hierarchy with which aid organizations portray themselves in the global development equation. [...]

November 26th, 2011 - 8:33 am § in Reflection & Rumination

Hallowed Halls or Ghost Towns?

Are aid workers fighting while propagating the very organizations in which they serve? It’s as if the perpetuation of the institutions themselves slowly, silently becomes what consumes people, rather than the needs and priorities of those they are ultimately meant to serve.[...]

December 16th, 2010 - 1:08 pm § in Guest Bloggers, Reflection & Rumination

Love of the process (Cross-post from Planning the Day)

Meg of Planning the Day: “Life here means having grace for myself and my colleagues when we choose not to fight every battle…It isn’t that I care less, it’s just that I’m in this for the long haul now.”[...]

June 21st, 2010 - 4:42 pm § in Reflection & Rumination

Welcome to How Matters!

Though “the system” of foreign assistance and international aid is made up of well-intentioned people, it most often falls far short of changing people’s lives. As we enter the 21st century, we have a unique and blessed opportunity to explore the alternatives to business as usual.[...]