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Entries by Dennis Whittle from 11/2010

What's the Bottom Line?

| Posted 11.02.2010 | Impact

Aid is made less effective by the incentives which aid agencies face, which they in turn transmit to their staff. In large part, these unhelpful ince...

Transparency: How to Get from Consensus to Impact?

| Posted 11.02.2010 | Impact

Here is a nice paper from Homi Kharas of Brookings on how transparency can transform accountability in the official aid sector.

Professional Is Not a Title

| Posted 11.08.2010 | Impact

"Professionalism may have less to do with your job title/organization and whether you are paid staff or a volunteer, and more to do with how you appro...

How Much Can We Rely on Medical Experts?

| Posted 11.12.2010 | Huffington Post

A recent article made me think that I should re-think my reference to medicine -- a field that needs to re-examine its own standards of proof and good practice.

Good Aid Projects Come from Good Conversations

| Posted 11.15.2010 | Impact

The best aid projects I have seen have result from a conversation between community members and aid workers. All involved in the conversation bring unique information, perspectives, and desires.

Free the Aid Bloggers

| Posted 11.24.2010 | Impact

One day, aid agencies will brag about the bloggers they have on staff. This will happen when they realize the best aid agencies are platforms for conversations and learning.