Our co-founder Weh Yeoh, MD of OIC: The Cambodia Project, explains why the project's exit strategy from Cambodia is so vital to its success.
What's it take to get started with a development career, anyway? Giles Dickenson-Jones shares his own story, and introduces DevQuest, a site dedicated to helping newcomers in the development sector.
Whether it is Daniel-san in Karate Kid, the Jamaican Bobsled team or Mel Gibson in a kilt, people love to support the underdog. In international development, we should often do the same. Weh Yeoh details how one NGO is making significant inroads to address an unmet need for over 600,000 people in Cambodia.
Donors want NGOs to build capacity so that local organisations can be fully sustainable. But what exactly does that entail, and how can the game of capacity building be played better? In a guest post for WhyDev, Makarand Sahasrabuddhe draws upon his considerable experience in the sector to discuss.
Development, which should theoretically be full of people who value empathy and sharing, is a hyper-competitive sector. This attitude of competition is no more prevalent than in the sphere of fundraising. How do we make fundraising more collaborative, while still allowing everyone to achieve their targets? In this post, Weh Yeoh explores one possible idea.