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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. How-matters.org 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

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.[...]

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[...]