Welcome metafilter visitors

Welcome Mat

Hello to everyone coming in from metafilter. For the record, I don’t consider myself to be an iconoclast. I am fairly certain that my ideas are 1) very ordinary and 2) shared by most people who work in international development. I’m just the person who’s willing to take the time to blog about it. And while I know I am critical, I do believe that international development can – and does – work. If I didn’t believe that, I wouldn’t be working in this field.

I know this blog isn’t all that searchable (I am working to fix that) so here are some links that might help you get a sense of what I am about:

Positive deviance, and why I like it

Why we should care about global health

Oral rehydration solution

The list of things I believe in

Learning from failure

Monitoring and evaluation

I am working a lot right now, so I don’t update that often. I have been blogging for a long time, though, so the archives run deep. (If you do go into the archives, you’ll notice I occasionally contradict myself. That’s because I’m still learning.) The best way to keep up with this blog is the RSS feed.

If you want fresh content, these are some international development blogs that say everything more eloquently than I do, use data more effectively, or both:

Tales from the Hood (currently blogging from Haiti)

Good Intentions Are Not Enough

Owen Barder’s Blog

photo credit: Jason-Morrison