The predictions in Seth Kaplan’s analysis that business will continue as usual appears too negative and one-sided. The New Deal provides a useful framework to better negotiate relations between unequal partners.▶
The discussion in The Broker about the maturity level of capacity development (CD) is timely. Not because of the valuable publication of the SNV volume Capacity Development in Practice and many other contributions to the CD discussion over more re...▶
Volker Hauck is the Head of the Programme on Conflict, Security and Resilience at ECDPM. His experience and publications are on capacity development with a focus on conflict prevention, fragile contexts, post-conflict recovery and peacebuilding. He was leader and team member of numerous studies and evaluations relating to international cooperation reform, facilitated policy dialogue and learning events, managed long-term organisational change processes, developed ECDPM’s strategy on knowledge management and communication and co-founded the international journal Capacity.org. Previous to ECDPM, Volker lived and worked in various countries in Africa and Asia where he has gained extensive field research experience as well as practical exposure at the interface of linking relief, rehabilitation and development.