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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.[...]

February 11th, 2011 - 6:44 am § in Good Practice, Guest Bloggers, Reflection & Rumination

Missionaries, Mercenaries & Misfits: How two aid workers came full circle in the development world

"Suddenly a deep and dark realization set in..Had we become the aid worker equivalent of ambulance chasers?" A guest post by Renee Martyna and Steve Munroe of Satori Worldwide.[...]

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.[...]