How can international development NGOs reshape themselves to contribute solutions to the thick problems of the future - which are knocking on our door right now?
My contribution to the future role of international NGOs will be based on my experience as an African development practitioner. The key causes of poverty in Africa can be summarised as: bad or greedy leaders who put self before the people, a cultu...▶
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Normally I avoid discussions about the future of NGOs like the plague – they either involve a bunch of academics with only the vaguest idea of what we actually do all day, or a lot of senior managers emitting sonorous pronouncements on how we need...▶
Was the welcome smell of oven-fresh apple pie meant to soften the controversial question on the table: is it time for INGOs to retire?▶
While I never trusted a direct link between economic growth and human development, questioning the automatism of the link a few years ago was often brushed aside as quite ridiculous.▶
The Broker is hosting a new debate titled ‘Future Calling’ and we warmly invite you – also on behalf of Hivos - to contribute.Our world is changing quickly and profoundly. Rich and poor – regardless of where they live – are faced with increasingly...▶
What will our world look like in, say, twenty years from now, and what does that mean for the strategic choices that NGOs, INGOs and their partners should be making within the next few years?▶