Tag Archives: Aid

Significant aid stories of 2013 | AidWorks

In this extended version of a panel discussion aired on AidWorks on January 22, Albion Harrison-Naish speaks with ActionAid Australia's Archie Law, CARE Australia's Dr. Julia Newton-Howes, and Act for Peace's Alistair Gee on the various cuts, diversions and delays suffered by Australia’s aid program in 2013. ...
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The myth of “the field”

There are few fixtures of the aid industry as romantic as “the field.” No other grail is so fervently sought among bright-eyed, hopeful students and newbies as the field. Yet J. argues this is a damaging concept, and further that the field doesn't even exist....
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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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It’s Arrested Development! Why ‘fixing’ dysfunctional states is a bit like fixing dysfunctional families

The story of a ‘wealthy family who lost everything and the one son who had no choice but to keep them all together’ might not sound like an allegory for why technical cooperation assistance to least developed countries has been unsuccessful. Sophia Kagan takes a closer look and finds some...
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Let’s get jargontastic!

Using buzzwords in development is like removing unruly nasal hairs. We do it begrudgingly, but deep down, we hate the fact that it is necessary. In this post, Weh Yeoh takes a participatory approach in requesting stakeholder input for the most jargonistic phrases you have come across in development and...
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