Impact is for everyone

Recently a client told me that his business was too small to impact properly and that they would never be able to make the business fully accountable.  I was surprised as the ideas that we had been discussing about how he could improve and measure impact were not expensive and Read more…

So what is Social Impact

So I recently did an internet search on the term “Social Impact.”  It sure is used by lots of people to cover a multitude of stuff.  From donating to your favourite cause via a text message or attending a fundraising event sponsored by a large mainstream brand, to small acts Read more…

We don’t always know better

Last week I mentioned that NGOs should do lots of regular beneficiary testing (or user testing) when developing their projects, activities, products, interventions, etc. I thought I’d expand a little on that idea.  You see we’ve spent over 50 years “doing development” in the global south and in some places people Read more…

Disability in Development

Over the past two years an increasing amount of my work has included disability.  Until relatively recently disability as an area of work or a rights-based issue has been almost invisible in international development.  The convention on the rights of persons with disabilities (CRPD) has changed that.  A rights-based approach Read more…