Wading into the mire of Incomes, needs, rights,... →
Chronocentrism: “This Time It’s Different” via... →
Nowhere was [chronocentrism] clearer than when the world’s population hit seven billion a few weeks ago. Never mind the past 25 million years of human evolution, during which humans always managed to develop technologies to feed themselves. Never mind the fact that famines are man-made and not directly caused by a lack of food to go around. Never mind all that: many commentators saw fit to...
Yes, the Paris declaration on aid has problems but... →
Video from Tuesday night’s Transmedia in Emerging Markets: Spotlight on Africa: Business, Film and Activism. via @lksriv Read more about the event here.
Dead aid is dead wrong: Who is to blame? via... →
I was skeptical, but @USAID successfully exceeded... →
Study of #OLPC in Peru finds at best it does... →
Unexpectedly, the program seems to have reduced motivation by students related to traditional school activities. There are no impacts in Math and Language learning, an expected result given the short exposure (three months). Read the full study here.
Why don’t more #NGOs work on water? Guest post... →
Discontent with the way things are in the industry is not the same as disloyalty...– ‘Tom Sawyer‘ -Tales From the Hood on why aid blogging matters as a part of his Rock ‘n Roll Marathon Series
Buying cheap isn't always best argues Michael... →
[L]ooking at broader development considerations, the logic becomes questionable. For the past eight years, the Tanzanian company A-Z Textiles has been manufacturing Sumitomo Chemical’s Olyset insecticide-treated bed net. This joint venture, lauded by international health and development bodies, is the only substantial net production operation in Africa. In 2010 its 7,000 employees produced...
When the reference was to doctors’ and nurses’ health, there was no change in...– How to Get Doctors to Wash Their Hands in the Wall Street Journal
According to American Foundation for AIDS Research (AMFAR), for every 5 percent...– Matthew Spitzer of MSF USA in the Huffington Post
We are losing the battle, it is argued, because governments worldwide are not...– Ned Breslin, CEO of Water for People on World Toilet Day in AlertNet
Sold as a kit and published by Uganda’s Baroque Publishers, the...– IRIN News