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Nothing to Offer

The storm that has devastated Japan is hardly past. … Read More»

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Did I fund Organization X?

Posting this report from Organization X in Zimbabwe and asking my readers, “Would YOU fund this organization?” was … Read More»

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Would YOU fund this organization?

A few years ago, when I was working with a foundation that gives grants to organizations working with children and families affected by AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa, I received a report from a Zimbab … Read More»

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Put local women's groups at the center of UN Women, Ms. Bachelet

19 January 2010 Michelle Bachelet Executive Director UN Women Dear Ms. Bachelet, … Read More»

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Confessions of a Recovering Neocolonialist

Harare, 2002. The word came. Cash is in the banks. The three colleagues I was standing near at the time and I quickly jumped in the car to get downtown to Standard Chartered as soon as possible. … Read More»

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Small is Beautiful…Grants, That Is (Part 2)

Thanks to probing, concrete questions from Ma … Read More»

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Small Is Beautiful...Grants, That Is (Part 1)

Larger-scale support of loc … Read More»

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What’s missing from the DIY aid debate? Overlooking the capacity of local NGOs

Professional or amateur? Skills and experience or passion and new ideas? … Read More»

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Changing the system…from the ground up

"‘The system’ whereby foreign donors give handouts, and not sustainable initiatives that are drawn from the needs of the communities, is a problem.” ~R.M., Zimbabwe … Read More»

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GJC Challenges the Abortion Speech Censorship Imposed by the U.S. on All Foreign Aid Recipients at the UN Human Rights Council

The Global Justice Center, in a submission to the UN Human Rights Council, challenges the censorship of abortion related speech imposed on all U.S. foreign aid. … Read More»

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