Aid

Reflections on communication about aid work.

Stories are only magical if they make you (re)act

I was a kid who loved books deeply and stayed up late reading in bed with a flashlight.  While growing up, I became more and more convinced  that good stories have the ability to enhance understanding, empathy, to let the reader virtually live other lives, know places far away and …

The murky waters of UCT skepticism

Giving money with no strings attached is, obviously, in itself an interesting proposition, but it’s also one that raises a number of questions about the politics of development. Unconditional Cash Transfers (UCTs), which is the more formal term, challenges the way development has been working for the past… well, actually, …

(Re)spice up your blog!

In recent years, many organisations started to use blogs and social media to communicate with their stakeholders [1], often using these tools in quite traditional ways. Official blogs [1] tend to maintain a coherent narrative of policy, best practice and positive news, rarely admitting complex challenges.  But what if organisations …