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Why the 'conventional wisdom' is wrong and development NGOs are too quick to scale up projects.

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Stop Trying to Save the World: Big ideas are destroying international development.  Michael Hobbes takes a detailed and supported look at why national governments and development NGOs are too quick to scale up programs while shunning continual program evaluation measures. Out of this Hobbes also looks at why minimal overhead spending shouldn't be the primary criteria for donors.   

Funny look at some of the common social situations NGO practitioners find themselves in.

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25 Situations Only Nonprofit People Can Understand: You’re dedicated, filled with optimism, and you want to make the world a better place. So you get a job at a nonprofit, where your talents will be appreciated and you’ll be paid handsomely to improve our world, right? Here are 25 reasons working at a nonprofit is a little different.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/leahneaderthal/25-situations-only-nonprofit-people-can-understand-dfyq#.vpB93RRnG

The UN launches its biggest ever humanitarian appeal; 5 factors tell us why

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This month, the United Nations launched its humanitarian appeal for 2015, just like it always does around this time of the year. Except this time, it is the biggest appeal in the history of the organisation, calling for $16.4 billion to assist 57.5 million people in 22 countries over the coming 12 months. Humanitarian appeals increase annually, click here for observation into why and what this means for future development efforts.

 

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