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Dead Aid: Why Aid is Not Working and How There is a Better Way for Africa

Dead Aid is one of the most requested books so far. Aid is the primary way the developing world receives assistance so it is understandable that its effectiveness is highly contested. 173 more words

International Development

Propagating Evidence-Based Research for Sport and Development

Over the years, I have been fortunate to attend several seminars, workshops and conferences related to sport for development and peace. Decision makers in this field often criticize practitioners (those who run organizations such as… 202 more words

Education

The turbulent Middle East

On Monday, September 8, 2014, Georgetown University hosted a dialogue with Ambassador Dennis Ross and former Deputy National Security Advisor Elliott Abrams. Ambassador Robert Gallucci interviewed the two guests on the on-going conflicts in the Middle East, asking questions about the relation and interdependency between regional conflicts – about terror group cooperations, spoilers of war-like situations, clashing ideologies, and failing negotiations. 292 more words

Interfaith

Quarter life crisis?

Maybe this is something every activist goes through. I don’t even know if I should label myself an activist. It seems like there’s a whole load of baggage that comes with the label like any other. 417 more words

Personal

Asian Adventures

Over the coming months, both Tayler and Becca will be spending some time in Asia. Last week, Becca departed for Nepal and India for three months, and Tayler will be leaving in November to spend four months in Nepal, followed by five months in India next year (if you hadn’t guessed we love the subcontinent!). 582 more words

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Bold step by a social enterprise

Two roads diverged in a wood,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

- Robert Frost

Today is the day that most of the Vittana team will depart, as we continue to explore strategic partnerships for our work. 542 more words

Microfinance

I’m in my room laying scotch tape over a flipchart sheet of white paper to try and make a white board for class, while my 15-year-old host brother is in the other room playing Assassin’s Creed on his computer and lamenting the temporary outage of 3G internet.

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Peace Corps