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Three principles to helping people living in poverty

Three principles to helping people living in poverty

Principles connect your values to action. If we truly value compassion, empathy, and respect, then the work that we do in other countries should reflect this. But often, the principles we base our work upon are either wrong or unclear.

So here are 3 basic principles which you can use to create more meaningful impact in the world around us.

In developing countries, how do we make foreign aid truly redundant?

In developing countries, how do we make foreign aid truly redundant?

Recently, I was interviewed by Devex, a media platform on global development, about how international NGOs working in developing countries can truly make themselves redundant – by planning and executing their own exit. Here’s a few excerpts from the full (paywalled) interview by Lisa Cornish. — It has been almost three months since the Humanitarian Institute announced itsRead more about In developing countries, how do we make foreign aid truly redundant?[…]

The myth of the heroic expat leader

The myth of the heroic expat leader

After close to a decade of working in developing countries, and founding an initiative in Cambodia, I realised I had fallen into a trap. I was perpetuating a myth: that change comes from the heroics of foreigners like myself. The reality couldn’t be further from the truth.

7 signs during recruitment that your potential employer is a dud

7 signs during recruitment that your potential employer is a dud

There’s a lot of career advice out there on how to get a job. But almost all this advice is on the basis of a false power dynamic: the employer has more power than the potential employee. But as an employee, why would you apply for a position where you’re going to be miserable? During the recruitment process, how can you spot a potentially poor workplace? Here’s 7 tips I’ve come up with.