Being altruistic can be very complex indeed. Ingrid Nanne asks how we can be truly helpful and shift focus away from gratifying, feel-good interventions to un-sexy work that's likely to take longer but have greater impact.
Haiti, the poorest nation in the Western hemisphere, was hit by a devastating earthquake in 2010 before being struck again by Hurricane Matthew in 2016. While the world responded generously, the mismanagement of funds was disastrous and the efforts of relief organisations were painfully slow and ineffective, putting large, established INGOs under serious scrutiny. Liza Moiseeva gives some simple advice...
The UN has selected its new Secretary General. Brendan Rigby gives 14 reasons to embrace Guterres as the UN's next top man (even though a woman should have been selected).
Natalie Jesionka prompts us all: it's time to start being more transparent about the challenges and failures in our work.
Jennifer Lentfer reflects on how the notion of 'helping' manifests itself in aid and development work. She asks some pertinent questions to challenge us to build a deeper dialogue.