Tag Archives: Advice in International developement

States of Being Poor

States of being poor ………for testing with personas (very draft)  Not Poor:  Life conditions are such that people have the personal capabilities and worldviews, individual resources, supportive community environment and essential community services to care for themselves and their children and … Continue reading

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Advice from an Integral Friend

Advice from an Integral Friend In an organization you can find yourself presiding over a range of activities and programs that seem to make some sense on their own but are difficult to conceive of and articulate as being something … Continue reading

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Worlds of Praxis

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Nine Tips for International Development Practitioners

March 2016 marked ten years since I began working in International Development focusing primarily on local economic development. So I thought this a good time to put down a few  insights that I have found useful or which I think … Continue reading

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Riding on Trust

Postcard from Hanoi I am free falling, no escape. My head in my hands, panic somewhere just below where my heart should be. I tell myself I have been to this place before and so far it has always ended … Continue reading

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Alone with others and two headed yellow dragons

  “Anyone or anything that does not bring you alive is too small for you.”                             (Poet David Whyte) Postcard from Senegal I am back in Senegal, eight months since … Continue reading

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Fearless Hopelessness

 “Whenever there is a simple error that most laymen fall for, there is always a slightly more sophisticated version of the same problem that experts fall for” Amos Nathan Tversky Many NGOs working in international development are finding that their … Continue reading

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