Is Bill Easterly useless?

Bill Easterly’s blog, Aid Watch, is taking some criticism in the development blogosphere right now. I normally try to avoid discussions like this because, honestly, my opinions change every 35 … more Blood & Milk…


Why don’t we do better?

I have mentioned two or three or thirty times that I am not the only person in the development world who obsesses about how we could do our work better. … more Blood & Milk…


Dear Enough Project, refugee kids are people

(photo from Enough blog) Updated on July 13 – Enough has issued an apology for this poorly handled distribution, and committed to doing better in the future. You can see … more Blood & Milk…


A manifesto of sorts

Development work is designed to change people’s lives. Its specific goal is impacting human beings and the way they live. Done badly, it does damage. This makes it inherently serious, … more Blood & Milk…


Oprah’s Big Give, and what’s wrong with it

This is a remarkably good post about what’s wrong with Oprah’s Big Give. The comments, however, are some of the lamest I have ever seen. They run the gamut, from … more Blood & Milk…


Bad granting can hurt communities

I have mentioned before that bad donor projects will hurt they communities they are in. This article demonstrates that a bad grantmaking process will also hurt communities. Which makes sense … more Blood & Milk…


Lolita beds?

Any time I hear about the importance of making sure everything you do is culturally sensitive, I think of problems like this. We can’t even manage to be sensitive to … more Blood & Milk…