Category Archives: Aid ethics and policies

No future? The road ahead for development NGOs

Back in the day, when moving money around the world was a difficult operation and moving resources and people equally difficult, specialised international development NGOs made sense. Nowadays, communication and transport technology makes keeping in contact with people in developing … Continue reading

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Just another crisis: Famine, terror and governments in Somalia

I hardly know where to start on the Horn of Africa famine, except to say it all seems horribly familiar. Actually, make that ‘disgustingly’ familiar. Three decades on since Ethiopian famines spawned the likes of Live Aid and little has … Continue reading

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NGO accountability and the future of aid

For NGOs working in international development, accountability is a huge can of worms. NGOs are in the middle of a complex chain of accountability – being accountable in various ways to donors, staff, aid recipients, the governments of the countries … Continue reading

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