What does it take to lead a 30-year-old organization to change its name and brand to reflect its values? I’ll tell you in a few weeks after I’ve had some rest.
What is so “risky” about placing relatively small amounts of money in the hands of people addressing challenges in their own communities?
People in the Global North are being re-awakened to their rebel selves. Now can we apply this in the global development sector?
What is required for survival through the ages of not just bodies literal and figurative, but for survival of souls?
Welcome to the uncomfortable, yet hopeful conversation inside my head.
What’s the difference between approaches to global development versus global solidarity?
A people’s movement is rising in Zimbabwe. Is aid and philanthropy paying attention?
Guest blogger Akhila Kolisetty on the “NGOization” of grassroots social movements and the way forward.
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!
Are we overlooking the capacity of local NGOs? My guest post on The Broker Online argues that rather than being the lowest common denominator of international assistance, local indigenous organizations should be regarded as the fundamental unit of effective development aid.
How-matters.org’s Friday feature! Sharing “Give Us Our Peace,” a poem by Langston Hughes, and featuring the poet, Daniel Carlton, who will be performing at Solar Sister’s Illuminate Event in NYC on September 18th.
A new Friday feature on how-matters.org! Sharing “Query,” a poem by Akwasi Aidoo, Executive Director of Trust Africa
“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.
“Be smart about what RCTs cannot tell us. Allow space for the unseen, complex and long-term consequences of aid investments to be discovered through accompanying and complementary research methods.”