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20
Jun 2019
Write your thesis with us

You: A postgraduate or PhD candidate at a university wishing to research pertinent issues in the area of international development and aid and/or management and business studies. Us:  A social enterprise who believes that development and aid should be done better and with clients and partners who work worldwide to do so. We partner with research institutions and......

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Commercial Contracting

Commercial Contracting

Our FAQs on commercial contracting Commercial contracts are buzzwords in today’s non-profit world. Everyone is talking about their potential to fund programmes and most seem to agree that they are a useful addition to...


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Do only what matters

Do only what matters

To do better, do only what matters! I started MzN nearly 10 years ago and a lot of things havechanged since then. What hasn’t changed is the fact that I see way too many...


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Is there a better way?

Is there a better way?

A question that really drives great aid organisations Great innovators, from all walks of life and in every corner of the earth have made their impact on the world by relentlessly asking if there...


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Top Tips for Impact Evaluation

Top Tips for Impact Evaluation

International development is complex; it involves multiple stakeholders with different interests, goals and capacities. Within this pandemonium, there is a need to demonstrate the impact of what we do and how our interventions have...


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Smart NGOs

Smart NGOs

It is one of the oldest and more worn debates in the sector: How to make an NGO more efficient and effective for more impact? However, the drive for more bang for each charitable...


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NGO Financial Sustainability

NGO Financial Sustainability

The way we think about charities is fundamentally torn between two ideals. On the one side, we want non-profit organisations to strive for high-end efficiency, professionally running campaigns and programmes, squeezing costs and increasing...


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Beneficiary-led aid

Beneficiary-led aid

Dr Adrian Flint and I here make the case for a development paradigm shaped and determined by the people directly affected by aid and assistance programmes. It is a call for aid programming and...


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Develop without growth

Develop without growth

Answers to the question of how best to help the world’s poor out of poverty and bring opportunity and development to a country usually include some of the familiar buzzwords: economic growth, political stability...


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