NGOManagementLet’s face it, humanitarian assistance is in a mess: increasingly reactive and politicized, ignoring emergencies that are out of the media spotlight, and “poorly coordinated and poorly integrated” when the system does respond, to quote the most rigorous assessment of earthquake relief in Haiti. Thousands of NGOs compete for money that – usually too little and too late – is delivered by donors entangled in bureaucracy and obsessed with branding and control. The result is that everybody loses, especially those most in need on the ground. But, complaints apart, what are NGOs doing to invent a better system? Read more….

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