Our buddy Duke Miller’s brilliant post on Aid Leap – a motley group of international aid bloggers – check them out!
Author: Duke Miller, hardened aid worker and author
Aid Leap outlines problems and then offers solutions and that is the professional way. Yet, year after year, we are confronted with the same old difficulties requiring wheel reinventions. Refugees die, money is chased, programs collapse, agencies and governments position themselves, wars continue, stars fly in, and R. Kipling smiles. We are caught in a continuous loop of assessments, proposals, M&E reports, coordination meetings, and training workshops created by donors, headquarters, and paid consultants.
When was the last time you met a really happy and satisfied aid worker?
I have an observation. Try not to judge me too harshly. Most aid workers should be subversives. I make this statement only with the finest intentions that a good bottle of tequila can engender. My sentiments are absolutely glowing.
I see a “Books” tab on the Aid Leap home page. I suggest the…
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Thanks for reblogging this, Jan. I haven’t read anything of Duke’s in a while, and this is great. Reminds me that I haven’t gotten his new book yet either. Must do that!
I guess we give, where we can, in good faith, but somehow the problems remain.
I think a lot of it has to do with being in the right place at the wrong time and taking a risk – know what I mean? Some would say that Schindler did as much harm as good thus complicating the old good/bad debate which haunts a lot of Duke’s writing. Thanks, as usual, for stopping by. Your visits always make me feel honored.