Tag Archives: Foreign aid

Top Five Aid Myths Busted

With current discussion going on about the proposed cuts to the Australian overseas aid budget, there are plenty of misconceptions and downright falsehoods being bandied about. Here are a few of the most common myths about overseas aid - busted. We're honoured to have this guest post from Archie...
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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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Our favourite whydev posts

There's no better way to celebrate our most significant of anniversaries, than to reflect on what has been a great 14 months and 2 weeks of contributions to whydev. In this post, Weh and Brendan choose their top posts since whydev's inception. Something we've missed? Something that doesn't belong there?...
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Career advice: If I had only known…

Last month, Jennifer Lentfer, creator or how-matters.org, was invited to speak at her alma matter. In preparation, Jennifer jotted down some bits of advice for international development students and job seekers. Here’s a collection of those thoughts for people embarking on an aid career or any international do-gooder endeavor....
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