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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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...

Listening Leads to Better Outcomes

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

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

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...

An Uncomfortable Read

Share this article Duncan Green of Oxfam GB writes that Time to Listen was "an uncomfortable read" and had him "squirming on multiple levels." To this we say, "Good!" His review on his blog, From Poverty to Power, tells us that that...

Reactions from Book Launches

Share this article Time to Listen is on tour in Europe! Dayna has just returned from London and Germany where she made presentations to ALNAP members and others in London and joined Mary B. Anderson for presentations to BMZ staff and...

Now Available! Time to Listen

Now Available! Time to Listen

Share this article CDA is happy to announce that Time to Listen: Hearing People on the Receiving End of International Aid has been published! Time to Listen summarizes the experiences and analysis of nearly 6,000 people in 20 aid...