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…

Telling a Story

We are a strange bunch, us NGO folk: we deal in change, design theories of change and logic models to show us the way and create toolkits and handbooks to help us along the way and commission reports to tell us where we have been and where we might want Read more…