Tag Archives: Development

The Development Olympics

Not for the faint of heart, the Development Olympics draw on only the best development practitioners to compete for global change, social justice and sustainable development, both as a team and individually, one community or region at a time. Anna Vogt reports from the Games. ...
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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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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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