Blog: Accountability

Face our fears! Learn from failure…

Face our fears! Learn from failure... Global Giving has a nice example about getting participant feedback success/ failrure of a project their fundraising funded. The organization failed which was sorrowful to the players in West Africa and funders...

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Altruistic Accountability… for Sustainability

Altruistic Accountability... for Sustainability Many of us in international development feel a sense of responsibility for others to be well, and for our work to improve their lives as well as for the work to be done in good stewardship of aid resources and optimizing...

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Are We Done Yet?

Are We Done Yet? When are we off the hook, so to speak, for the well-being of the participants whom we said we'd make healthier, better fed, more educated, safer, etc?   America’s Agency for International Development (USAID) is the main channel for...

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Data for whose good?

Data for whose good? Many of us work in international development because we are driven to serve, to make corners of the world better by improving the lives of those that live there. Many of us are driven by compassion to help directly through working...

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Valuing Voices That Change The World… Why?

Valuing Voices That Change the World... Why? Why have I cared for them so? I started interviewing scores of people in all corners of Nigeria when I wrote grant proposals for an amazing Bishop (now Cardinal Onaiyekan) in Ilorin Diocese in 1987. I wanted...

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Jindra Cekan, Ph.D. has used participatory methods for 30 years to connect with participants, ranging from villagers in Africa, Central/ Latin America and the Balkans to policy makers and Ministers around the world for her international clients. Their voices have informed the new Sustained and Emerging Impacts Evaluation, other M&E, stakeholder analysis, strategic planning, knowledge management and organizational learning.

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