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September 27th, 2011 - 6:16 am § in Uncategorized

PBS Documentary on Aid Shines a Light (and wins an Emmy!)

Good Fortune is an Emmy-winning PBS documentary that is a provocative exploration of how massive international efforts to alleviate poverty in Africa may be undermining the very communities they aim to benefit.[...]

August 20th, 2010 - 2:49 pm § in Good Practice, Guest Bloggers

Rethinking Trust, by Ben Ramalingam

Trust is regularly cited as a critical factor in effective aid organizations and is seen as essential for partnerships. But all too often trust is mentioned as if it can simply be designed, imposed and managed.[...]

July 30th, 2010 - 11:52 pm § in Reflection & Rumination

More on why ‘How Matters’

I believe that our role as “outsiders,” whether we are working for a multilateral donor in Nairobi or having wanderlust dreams during our unfulfilling job in Ohio, must be about getting community leaders the resources that they need to address their own priorities.[...]

July 28th, 2010 - 2:34 pm § in Guest Bloggers, Reflection & Rumination

A Heartbreaker

Yes, the paradigm of development can break our hearts. But everyday, we have a choice. Will we slump into the system? Or will we challenge the parts of it that prevent us from feeling and exhibiting compassion?[...]

July 22nd, 2010 - 11:17 pm § in Guest Bloggers, Reflection & Rumination

PBS Documentary Shines a Light

Good Fortune is a documentary airing currently on PBS. It is a provocative exploration of how massive international efforts to alleviate poverty in Africa may be undermining the very communities they aim to benefit.[...]

June 28th, 2010 - 6:02 pm § in Guest Bloggers, Reflection & Rumination

A Question Resonates

Answers to: “If you personally could do one thing to change "the system" of foreign aid and development assistance, what would you do?” The number and diversity of responses has been overwhelming...and it keeps coming.[...]