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Dignity and Respect in Development: Reflections on Mandela's Birthday

(0) Comments | Posted July 18, 2013 | 8:26 AM

Today the world celebrates Nelson Mandela International Day, which by no coincidence falls on the birthday of the former South African President for which it has been named. In 2009, the General Assembly of the United Nations passed a resolution that declared July 18th Nelson Mandela International Day, in recognition...

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Build On What They Have: Ownership and Development in Haiti

(1) Comments | Posted August 11, 2011 | 11:46 AM

A few years ago, a friend of mine shared with me a Chinese saying that went as follows: "Go to the people, live among them, learn from them, love them. Start with what they know, build on what they have: But of the best leaders, when their task is accomplished,...

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A New Mandate for Development in Haiti

(0) Comments | Posted February 1, 2011 | 9:14 AM

Wasted resources are easy to come by in Haiti, where a volatile and overwhelmed government presides, and a multitude of NGOs (non-governmental organizations) incoherently work to address the needs not being fulfilled by the government. The amount of waste is evident in the fact that very little has changed since...

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