All Blog Posts Tagged 'solidarity' (5)

Moving day: An aid analogy

What does it feel like to be a citizen on the receiving end of international aid? Here’s an analogy to try to help do-gooders understand:

Let’s say you’re moving across town. You have to be out of your old apartment by 5pm that day. You’ve got the boxes already packed and the moving van rented. All you need is some muscle to help you move the heavy stuff. You ask your friend to come over early. The plan is to…

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Added by Jennifer Lentfer on August 23, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

Barefoot in Church

In the midst of media blitzes such as the current one, I long for something real and human more than ever. The following story from the “Readers Write” section of The Sun Magazine, fit the bill for me yesterday. And I was delighted to come across this poignant personal story from its pages on the experience of being at the receiving end of help. It offers… Continue

Added by Jennifer Lentfer on May 4, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Dipping into the pile: good reading on aid effectiveness



If you’re like me, you have a pile of all the reports, articles, and publications that you’re aiming to get to. And from time to time, I take pleasure in dipping in to explore the new thinking or sound practices in international development and aid effectiveness.



So I’m sharing twelve papers from my pile, featuring excerpts from the 7th page of each, first three sentences… Continue

Added by Jennifer Lentfer on October 31, 2010 at 10:49pm — No Comments

Pity, Pictures and Poverty

What do you do when your personal experience of living and working with people in Africa is so different than what is portrayed in the western media or by many charitable organizations? Confronted with this, Duncan McNicholl, an Engineers Without Borders Canada worker living in Malawi, decided in early 2010 to begin exploring these perceptions of poverty. He took pictures of friends and neighbors in his community as both poor and rich, and then… Continue

Added by Jennifer Lentfer on October 24, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments

World Bank supports Afghanistan's National Solidarity Program-Video

As Afghanistan prepares for national elections, voting in recent years at the local community level has paved the way for thousands of small scale development projects.

In 2003, the new Afghan government that came to power in 2001 after the defeat of the Taliban, launched an ambitious rural development initiative - The National Solidarity Program or NSP - to improve the lives of millions of Afghans.



Watch this video and learn more about… Continue

Added by joanie bergeron poudrier on August 20, 2009 at 11:31am — No Comments

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