Re-imagining volunteerism: It’s time to hand over control Foreign Aid NGOs Research Volunteering 

Re-imagining volunteerism: It’s time to hand over control

Research conducted by Flinders University and Scope Global takes a look at the impact of Australian international volunteerism. WhyDev's Project Manager, Zoe Enticott, calls the research "refreshingly human-centred" and a chance for host organisations to be given more control, although she's not convinced this will translate into real action...
Achieving social cohesion in Iraqi “nation building” Community Development Education General Refugees 

Achieving social cohesion in Iraqi “nation building”

How is genuine social cohesion achieved during that clunky, awkward and artificial practice of "nation building"? Whose voices must be heard and how do program administrators learn from past mistakes? Dimitra Papavassiliou offers some insights and advice for developing processes to achieve social cohesion in post-conflict contexts.