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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Talking about turnover – Part I: the problem

This is the first of two posts where I deal with the issue of turnover in humanitarian organizations. I introduce the problem and some of its possible drivers here. Here you can find the second post, focused on solutions. Humanitarian workers don’t like long commitments. Obviously, I am talking about work. Chances are that a …

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An analysis of NGOs performance against CHS

My latest post dealt with CHS and its certification scheme, with particular regard to the only organization currently delivering certification services, HQAI. On HQAI website, the summary reports of the audits conducted are available for consultation, and they are an interesting resource to understand what are the challenges concerning the implementation of the CHS. The …

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