Jargon of the Whatever

It’s been a long time since I did a jargon of the day post. Years, maybe. Today, though, I offer you a list of useful geographic slang for international development … more Blood & Milk…


Jargon and Its Discontents

I need advice. A friend of mine is going to be doing some training for journalists on aid and relief work. She asked me what jargon I think journalists need … more Blood & Milk…


The Words I Don’t Use

International development is infamous for its constant, jargony, changes in vocabulary. It’s not the third world, it’s the developing world. It’s not the bottom billion, it’s an ascending market. They’re … more Blood & Milk…


Please let’s stop talking about PPPs

As you might guess, I didn’t originally write this post for this blog. But no one else wants it, so I’ll publish the poor orphaned post myself. The term public-private … more Blood & Milk…


Jargon of the Day: Scope of Work

Scope of Work is just a complicated way of saying “job description,” if it refers to an individual. If it refers to an organization, it means the whole task an … more Blood & Milk…


Jargon of the Day: NGO, CBO

Jargon: NGO, CBO Translation: NGO stands for non-governmental organization. CBO stands for community-based organization. The difference between them is that NGOs are generally formally structured organizations, registered with the government. … more Blood & Milk…


Jargon of the Day: Multilateral

Jargon: Multilateral Translation: Involving three or more countries. Most often used in the phrase “multilateral discussions” or “multilateral negotiations.” This one’s so basic to most international discussions that I tend … more Blood & Milk…