CDA Perspectives Blog

Promoting Accountability and Feedback Loops, Conflict Sensitivity, Peacebuilding Effectiveness, and Responsible Business

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The CDA Perspectives Blog is maintained by CDA Collaborative Learning Projects (CDA). It is intended to share reflections, present information and provoke debate and conversation. On the blog, we share personal experiences of working towards improving impacts of interventions in contexts of conflict and fragility, and findings from collaborative learning projects. In most cases, we discuss issues related to CDA’s practice areas. In addition to our staff contributors, we invite colleagues and partners to share their experiences, and host blog post series.

The opinions expressed in CDA Perspectives Blog are those of the author and are not representative of CDA.

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Lens and Filter

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 conflict lens. A...

Do No Harm is Three Things

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 should make sure you do not cause...

A Story of Giving

Share this article On June 12, 2013, The Listening Program participated in a discussion as a Thought Partner for the emerging initiative known as the Global Partnership for Community Philanthropy. During the discussion, Mirza Jahani,...

Best Practices

Share this article CDA has supported thousands of people in their pursuit of better aid practice. From CDA we have learned the importance of carefully analyzing our actions and behaviors in every context. We’ve learned that “doing no...

Listening Leads to Better Outcomes

Share this article A recent article in the Spring 2013 edition of the Stanford Social Innovation Review on Listening to Those Who Matter Most, the Beneficiaries captures many of the same challenges and opportunities we highlight in...

Old Whines

Share this article I have heard several people praise Time to Listen for its thoroughness and depth, yet also state that there is nothing new in it. “We’ve heard it all before,” they say. Of course they are wrong. There is much that...

The B-Word

Share this article “There are words that shape how we see reality, how we behave, and how we serve or help.” “Jargon has always been with us and will always be with us.” These are some of the comments we heard from people who...

We Are Committed to Listen to You

Share this article “We Are Committed to Listen to You” says the sign on a feedback box installed outside a temporary school building in Otash camp for the internally displaced people in South Darfur. The box is maintained by World...