I muse on the well intentioned (it is not always?) but paternalistic behaviour of NGOs.
Capacity building is something that all development workers do at some point or other. Does it work? Why or why not? My musings at
Fragile States present immense challenges to development and humanitarian programming. Effectiveness and long term impact of INGOs is sorely tested in these contexts. Is is perhaps time to look at alternative strategies? Not try development programming in humanitarian contexts? Better deploy meagre resources elsewhere? Presenting the conundrum of programming in fragile states….. read on…
For the last four decades the world has been hearing about droughts in Sub Saharan Africa and the food crisis. Another one is upon us and the UN has already announced a famine in Somalia. Once again failure of rain is being blamed for the situation. May be true but is it the whole truth? Don’t think so. Read on to see WHAT I think are the core causes.