Dereliction of data

He’s just taken two wounded and one dead. All he has to report is one confirmed, one probable. This won’t look good. Bad ratio. He knows all sorts of bullets were flying all over the place. It was a point-to-point contact, so no ambush, so the stinkin’ thinin’ goes round and round, so the probable …

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An update

A couple of things have changed since I started this blog a few months ago. The most relevant thing is that I resolved to take a break – perhaps for good – from the international aid business. Secondly, for the last few months I have been working on the perhaps less glamorous, surely less paid, …

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Update to HQAI audit analysis

The results of a few mid-term audits have been published on HQAI website, those of the Church of Sweden, Tearfund, Naba’a, and Christian Aid (a new organization, TPO Uganda, has also been audited, but the results are not available on the website). I updated the results of the initial audit with the scores of the …

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Of Irish Alamos, UN interventions and imperialistic aestethics

On a lazy Saturday evening, I happened to watch on Netflix a 2016 war movie, The Siege of Jadotville. The movie focus on a true episode of the UN intervention in Congo in 1961, when a company of Irish soldiers managed to successfully defend for six days their outpost, with no causality, against the attack …

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An interesting note

A few days ago, a quick memo on the debate about the need of an ombudsman for the humanitarian sector was published, with the signatures of Ed Schenkenberg van Mierop (HERE), Kate Halff (SCHR) and Pierre Hauselmann (HQAI). To me, the content of the note is in a nutshell: let's avoid to re-invent the wheel, …

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