I spent a large portion of my career in international development charities like Oxfam and Save the Children, but their work and structure have been heavily criticized. Do they have a future?
In the last five years we’ve published 30 articles on NGOs and social change. What do they reveal?
The Charity Commission report on Save the Children vindicates the whistleblowers, but wider lessons must be learned.
Only when myths about NGOs and foreign aid are revealed as myths can there be a clear-eyed conversation about the best ways forward.
Recent scandals at Oxfam and Save the Children reveal a sector in need to deep transformation.
Is it gratuitous to link the scandals that engulfed Oxfam and SCF with the need to transform NGOs and foreign aid?
Too small to influence economics, too bureaucratic to be social movements, banned from politics and removed from the societies they’re trying to change, where do NGOs go next?