Michael Edwards is a distinguished senior fellow at Demos in New York and an honorary senior fellow at the Brooks World Poverty Institute at Manchester University. He is a regular commentator on NGOs and international development. His latest book is 'Small Change: Why Business Won’t Save the World' (Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2010).
The NGO community agrees that the foreign aid frame is no longer a viable option, even if that means that NGOs have to evolve into something else. The question is, should today’s NGO by retired, replaced or rejuvenated?read more
What is the right thing to do when you reach sixty? This is a question that many NGOs, which were founded in the burst of internationalism that followed the end of World War II, are asking themselves today as they reach late middle age. Oxfam cele...read more
Ok, I admit it – I have little interest in the Millennium Development Goals, despite working in the development arena since 1978. Do I need medical or psychological help? Is there something seriously wrong with me? Don’t I have a heart? Picture me...read more