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The fascinating world of unconscious bias and development policyd’Almeida, A. C., & Grossi, A. S. - 2016, September 13 - The Guardian
In the last few years scientists have exposed thinking patterns that may skew our decision-making. How can we counter these biases in humanitarian work?
Meant to Keep Malaria Out, Mosquito Nets Are Used to Haul Fish InGettleman, J. - 2015, January 24 - The New York Times
Nets like his are widely considered a magic bullet against malaria — one of the cheapest and most effective ways to stop a disease that kills at least half a million Africans each year. But Mr. Ndefi and countless others are not using their mosquito nets as global health experts have intended. Nobody in his hut, including his seven children, sleeps under a net at night. Instead, Mr. Ndefi has taken his family’s supply of anti-malaria nets and sewn them together into a gigantic sieve that he...
Stop Trying to Save the World: Big ideas are destroying international developmentHobbes, M. - 2014, November 18 - New Republic
Gives some examples of poorly designed interventions (e.g. The play pump)
Five tips for evaluating your impact in international developmentPasanen, T. - 2015, August 28 - The Guardian
How can impact evaluations actually be helpful? These top tips will save development professionals time, energy and money. International development can be messy – with uncertain, complex settings, and multiple partners with different interests, goals and capacities. At the same time, we are under increasing pressure to demonstrate impact. We have to show that our projects have made a real change in people’s lives and that donor or taxpayer money hasn’t been wasted. But impact...