Things I don’t believe in #3 – most kinds of evaluation (July 2008)

Note: August is looking like a crazy and stressful month for me, with no time to blog here. To make sure no one gets bored and abandons me, I am … more Blood & Milk…


Things I don’t believe in #10 – Donating stuff instead of money (June 2008)

Note: August is looking like a crazy and stressful month for me, with no time to blog here. To make sure no one gets bored and abandons me, I am … more Blood & Milk…


Things I don’t believe in #6 – All powerful expatriate leadership (June 2008)

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Ten ways to make development work better

This is the heart of whatever it is I am writing – my ten core principles for improving the provision of international aid and the implementation of development projects. I … more Blood & Milk…


Things I believe in #44 – Camels

Once upon a time, I was at a dinner in rural Turkmenistan. I’d been invited home by a local health official, after an award ceremony for the visiting health nurses … more Blood & Milk…


Things I don’t believe in #10 – Donating stuff instead of money

Give money. Don’t send food, bottled water, clothing or useful-seeming stuff. Give money. Your old stuff costs money to ship. It is almost always cheaper to just buy it in … more Blood & Milk…


Things I believe in #40 – Oral Rehydration Salts

Eight ounces of clean water. One pinch of salt. One teaspoon of sugar. Mix well. Give it to your child who has diarrhea. Save her life. It doesn’t cure diarrhea, … more Blood & Milk…