Your Donor is Not Evil

Your Donor is Not Evil

Your Donor is Not Evil October 26, 2016 | Alex Snider Share this article In this post, Alex Snider, a Foreign Affairs Officer covering West Africa at the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), discusses...
1.39 Cheers for Quantitative Analysis

1.39 Cheers for Quantitative Analysis

1.39 Cheers for Quantitative Analysis September 30, 2016 | Michael Johnston Share this article We thank Matthew Stephenson for his sincere response to Michael Johnston’s post “Breaking Out of the Methodological Cage”, in “The Level-of-Aggregation Question...
Are Women Less Corrupt?

Are Women Less Corrupt?

Are Women Less Corrupt? September 20, 2016 | Kiely Barnard-Webster Share this article This latest posting encourages us to ask more pointed questions about how corruption is experienced and propagated by different genders, and about the importance of those...
Breaking out of the Methodological Cage

Breaking out of the Methodological Cage

Breaking out of the Methodological Cage September 13, 2016 | Michael Johnston Share this article Esteemed corruption author and academic Michael Johnston encourages us to look up from our data from time to time, to challenge the evidence we often rely on to define and...
What Makes Corruption Complex?

What Makes Corruption Complex?

What Makes Corruption Complex? June 23, 2016 | Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church Share this article Simple and complex contexts are fundamentally different, as was described in last week’s post. The “complexity” or “simplicity” of the situation one is trying to address will...

Voting for the First Time

Voting for the First Time November 9, 2015 | Chaw Mueral Kyaw Share this article Hello, my name is Chaw Mueral Kyaw. I work for CDA as Office Manager in Myanmar since July 2015. Earlier, I worked with the International Management Group which was funded by the EU for...

My Second Myanmar Election

My Second Myanmar Election November 9, 2015 | John Jeffry Seng Share this article Yesterday 80% of Myanmar voted for national election. It was the biggest voting I experienced so far and this is my second time electing my government. My name is John Jeffry Seng and I...

The Right Smart Feasible Thing To Do

The Right Smart Feasible Thing To Do November 3, 2015 | Isabella Jean Share this article FeedbackLabs organized an excellent Summit on Oct 15th and 16th.  The Summit brought together feedback experts, leading thinkers, practitioners, and philanthropists to think...

The Leadership Factor

The Leadership Factor October 3, 2014 | Isabella Jean Share this article On a sweltering Port-au-Prince day in May 2013, I sat down to interview a senior staff member at an international organization in Haiti and listened to him exclaim, “We have the information! Now...

Meet the Needs of the Population

Meet the Needs of the Population November 26, 2013 | Jasmine Walovitch Share this article How can external providers of assistance insure that aid meets the needs of the population? 1. Make time to listen. Given the large number of people affected and the tremendous...
Contribute to Long-Term Development

Contribute to Long-Term Development

Contribute to Long-Term Development November 18, 2013 | Jasmine Walovitch Share this article How can disaster response contribute to long-term development? 1. Even the most devastated communities retain capacities. Even if the physical/material infrastructure is...
How IDP Feedback Improved Programing

How IDP Feedback Improved Programing

How IDP Feedback Improved Programing November 13, 2013 | Isabella Jean Share this article In order to ensure the effectiveness of international aid, agencies must systematically listen to and meaningfully engage people that they aim to support in decisions that affect...
Do No Harm at your Fingertips

Do No Harm at your Fingertips

Do No Harm at your Fingertips October 9, 2013 | Marshall Wallace Share this article The Germans have a word for it: Fingerspitzengefühl – fingertip feel. The seemingly intuitive understanding of a changing context that allows for rapid, good decision making in...
Lens and Filter

Lens and Filter

Lens and Filter October 2, 2013 | Marshall Wallace Share this article In our field of humanitarianism and development, we often use the concept of a lens to discuss various themes we have determined are important. We refer to a gender lens or a human rights lens or a...
Do No Harm is Three Things

Do No Harm is Three Things

Do No Harm is Three Things September 26, 2013 | Marshall Wallace Share this article Do No Harm is three things. It is a principle. It is a project. It is a practice.The principle is thousands of years old. Simply, it states that if you are trying to do good, you...
The Point of Listening

The Point of Listening

The Point of Listening August 8, 2013 | Madeeha Ansari Share this article For someone embedded in the development sector and familiar with its mechanics, the most incomprehensible part of the Listening Program was that it started with no pre-determined agenda. It...