Posts Tagged ‘social movements’

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. is shutting down until January 15th to reflect and plan for 2012![...]

September 16th, 2011 - 6:46 am § in Poetry Pause

Friday’s Poetic Pause: “Give Us Our Peace” by Langston Hughes'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.[...]

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.[...]

May 24th, 2011 - 8:44 am § in Reflection & Rumination

RCTs: A band-aid on a deeper issue?

“We all want to see deeper thinking behind the doing. Where I think we differ is on some fundamental beliefs about what prevents this and what ails the aid industry overall.” A review of More Than Good Intentions: How a new economics is helping to solve global poverty[...]