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12
Jan 2017
The development sector is in crisis, and that's a good thing.

The development sector is in crisis, and that’s a good thing. Christian Meyer zu Natrup Director of MzN International The criticism of the development and aid sector isn’t as constructive as it could be. The debate about the structure, workings, and dynamics of the sector overall is mainly based on prejudice, competing political agendas and a surprising absence......

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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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