I’m happy to see this issue getting more and more attention. Eva Wieners, I especially like that you reported on the government efforts to shut down offending orphanages and the delicate process of reintegrating children and their families.
Sarika Bansal — it would be interesting to read about efforts to address the issue on the voluntourism side
An article about design that only mentions empathy once! Instead the focus is on making connections; messy, emotional, personal connections. Thank you John, and Jen, for sharing this aspect of your craft in a very authentic voice. In my first design thinking class, Stanford d-school’s 90-minute Virtual Crash Course, instructors Jeremy Utley and…
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…
And also to use community voices to confirm our interpretation of data is correct — i.e. to find linkages between what the community is saying and what the data is saying.
Thanks Ankita Rao for another great article. I think I highlighted most of it!
This piece hijacked my thinking for a few hours. There is so much to unpack here. Some of my thoughts:
Many, perhaps even most, people read stories and articles through the lens of their own worldview. Reading a story told by an “interpreter” is easier than reading a story told by a Syrian or Jordanian journalist — their…
I’m imagining an infographic. Enjoyed the story Jonathan. I liked the juxtaposition of the late night snack and the morning routine to get firewood for energy. I think it also might make for a great infographic.
A compelling and beautifully worded call to action: an inclusive and environmentally sustainable global economy!!! Congratulations to Acumen for having the vision, for making it work, for giving us new vocabulary like patient capital and moral imagination, and for openly sharing ideas and tools via +Acumen!!!
I went to the ideo.org site and “got tested” and apparently I’m a Makercorn. That explains some of the unknown DNA that showed up when I did the 23andMe ancestry DNA test! ;) You can go and get tested here: https://ideoorg.typeform.com/to/yHu5pz