Further considerations from HQAI Learning Event

This is the second of two posts of reflection stemming from the HQAI learning event on partnerships that took place on June 13th. The first one is here. In this second part, I will focus more specifically on the role of standards and certifications. The moment you decide to abide to a standard, you are …

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Some considerations from HQAI Learning Event

Last Wednesday I attended the HQAI learning event that took place at the Geneva Graduate Institute, with (im)balance of partnership as the main topic of discussion . For those unfamiliar with HQAI and its work, I wrote about them here and here and here. It was quite a dense day and the quality of the …

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Angus Deaton’s The Great Escape – Part II

This is the second of two posts on The great escape, a book on development for the general public written a few years ago by Angus Deaton. In the first post I gave a general overview of the work. Here I will give an overview of an interesting debate that took place in the months …

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Angus Deaton’s The Great Escape. Part I

Angus Deaton is the Nobel Prize winner for Economics in 2015 (or better, the winner of the Swedish National Bank's Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel for 2015). He has devoted most of his career studying consumption and poverty, focusing in the last few years on poverty in the United States. Although …

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Talking about turnover – Part II: solutions

In my previous post I introduced the issue of turnover in humanitarian organizations, trying to explain, based on the available literature, why it presents challenges and what are the possible reasons that lead employees to leave organizations. In this post I will deal with some of the solutions that have been suggested and/or implemented to …

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