Above all, poor people and communities often have way too much insecurity in their lives already (vulnerability to disruption is a defining characteristic of being poor) and don’t need the aid business adding to it by going all disruptive on them.
Is Disruption a good thing? Let’s ask Southern Civil Society leaders for a change.
Duncan Green
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If International / Northern donors truly want Southern NGOs to facilitate lasting, positive development outcomes, then they must fund in such a way that the local NGOs are set up to succeed. Thanks Duncan Green for highlighting the IIED Report! There are so many articles here in Medium.com that share advice on how to withstand non-stop change. It should be no surprise that building the type of agility to thrive in such disruptive environments requires a lot of focused leadership and organizational development — the kind of focus that requires time and funding. Local NGOs are so critical to lasting change. Funding and capability building in organizational development should built into development funding packages. Thanks too, Duncan Green, for highlighting that a study based on interview is disruptive in itself!! Candid feedback from development leaders in the Global South is rare and valuable.