Tag Archives: Aid effectiveness

Impact investing: an idea whose time has come

“Corporations rule the world,” the old saying goes. But perhaps, not anymore, as investors and customers channel their money according to their beliefs and moral principles. One avenue for this is impact investment, which according to Liza Moiseeva can build a bridge between profit-seeking investors and the work that...
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Aid, trade, and foreign policy: a natural fit or a recipe for disaster?

To what degree should foreign policy shape foreign aid? Could we see the end of aid through trade? Does an emphasis on trade sideline the poorest of the poor? Allison Smith explains how the latest changes to Canada's aid programme have given these questions new fervency in Canada. ...
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“In-donor refugee costs”: breaking down Australia’s latest aid ‘cut’

Australia's Foreign Minister, Bob Carr, announced that $375 million in foreign aid will be re-allocated to cover the expenditure of refugees in Australia. This announcement has been met with outrage and derision. In this post, Brendan breaks down what it actually means and why such practices need to change....
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Stop branding aid

In Liberia, and elsewhere, it is impossible to miss the international aid agencies' slogans, logos and flags, plastered on buildings, along the sides of cars and on peeling signs spread out along every roadway. The branding of aid is justified by the rights of the donors to take credit and...
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(WO)MAN UP, DEV!

The Cynefin framework recognises that there are different types of systems in both our every-day lives and our work, and so we should not be approaching all of them in the same fashion. In this post, Justyna Król states that it is time to (wo)man up and stick our necks...
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Why I support isolated aid workers across the globe and so should you!

Aid workers need to be able to know themselves before they can help others. Supporting and encouraging dedicated and self-identified change agents within aid institutions is crucial to moving this profession forward. In a guest post with us, Jennifer Lentfer, of the wildly successful blog How Matters, explains why a...
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