During my time working as an internal auditor in development aid, one of the key challenges of the organisation I was working for was the management of a lot of projects ... about 200 concurrent ones. And one of the key discussions about those projects, which were quite often - remember, development aid - implemented … Continue reading What is a feasible commitment for a team?
Okay, you need to go and read this. It's quite long but it's very informative. As an internal auditor, I especially liked the following part on a fraud discovered and reported on in the press: "I appreciate the concern, and it’s a good thing when the press holds institutions accountable. But the press didn’t uncover … Continue reading 2014 Gates Annual Letter: Myths about Foreign Aid
Making it simpler will not be solving the problem Perhaps we have been approaching this communication problem all wrong. We keep saying that if we want to present the reality of development aid, we need to make it more accessible to people. And when we are saying "more accessible" what we are actually meaning is … Continue reading Complexity and reality in development aid