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Reaching Girls at the Grassroots--A Sound Investment

How-matters.org is featuring two posts today as part of the Girl Effect Blogging Campaign.  … Read More»

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Effective aid: A matter of faith?

The “beast” had eaten all of the chickens. … Read More»

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Waiting for Pennies from Heaven

In honor of this week's Clinton Global Initiative's Annual Meeting, I'm reposting this from early October last year … Read More»

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The Joy of Aid Work

My friend recently shared this status update on Facebook. Her description of the joy of aid work resonated with me as I thought it would with readers of how-matters.org. … Read More»

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BrandOutLoud: Own Branding Makes Local NGOs Less Dependent

Last week I had the pleasure of talking with Judith Madigan, Co-founder and Director of BrandOutLoud, who reached out following my recent post, “ … Read More»

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Do community-based organizations have an image problem?

I give lots of thought to what makes community-based organizations and women's groups the lowest common denominator in development aid. … Read More»

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An aid worker's poetic journey

It’s going to be a surreal moment. … Read More»

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Sorry but it’s not YOUR project

(Whispering.) “Psst, excuse me, but actually it’s not ‘your’ program. And if you think that it is, we may have a problem on our hands.” … Read More»

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To the World Bank/IMF: Don’t Just Develop Capacity – Unleash It

The World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings start this week. … Read More»

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Trying to Quit

An analogy occurred to me recently: … Read More»

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