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Development lessons from “Book of Mormon”

“I’m taking the reins / I’m crossing the bear / Just like Jesus / I’m growing a pair!”

“I won’t break the rules again / I can’t believe Jesus called me a dick!”

Based on these lyrics from Book of Mormon, you might think it’s just some hilarious, blasphemous play–what more could we expect from the creators of South Park and Avenue Q?

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Making development work for humanitarian response–and vice versa

By Marc DuBois

How many times have we seen this: a complex emergency with a decade or two of heavy humanitarian intervention (maybe some development organisations and peacekeeping forces as well), scores or even hundreds of millions of dollars spent by aid agencies, legions of expats trafficked through–and yet close to zero planned impact on local economic development or resilience? Sound like Eastern DRC? Haiti? South Sudan? Continue reading Making development work for humanitarian response–and vice versa