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.

Guest authors featured on the CDA Perspectives Blog write in their personal capacity and the opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of CDA or of the other authors who participate in this forum. 

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Do No Harm at your Fingertips

Do No Harm at your Fingertips

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 the face of uncertainty. When we use...

Lens and Filter

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

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...

The Point of Listening

The Point of Listening

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.
A Story of Giving

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

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...