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How Matters
July 25, 2010 10:54AM
In working with international development agencies over the years, I found myself continually experiencing the limitations of donor-controlled, project-based funding and the need for community-driven development initiatives that were genuinely responsive to local needs. Much of the feedback from colleagues over the years echoes the same.

That's why I'm launching [www.how-matters.org].

My blog explores the skills and knowledge needed by all international “do-gooders” to truly raise the level of human dignity within international assistance and to put real resources behind local means of overcoming obstacles. From my perspective, it's not about what we do, but HOW we do it.

Postings will include good practices, reflection & rumination, guest bloggers, links and resources, and will (hopefully) inspire dialogue among a fuller, more inclusive community of those involved with foreign aid and international assistance around the world.

How-matters.org is an expression of my professional, but more importantly, a personal resolve to nurture alternative models of international development that genuinely build on the dignity, knowledge, skills, culture, and abilities of local people.

The journey begins…and thanks for your support.
Jennifer

how-matters.org - Aid effectiveness is not about what we do, but how we do it.
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