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Foreign Policy in the Kitchen

Foreign Policy in the Kitchen

Food has become a powerful tool of peacebuilding. Food gives diplomacy a boost and Chefs are among the new social entrepreneurs trying to change the world.

The Role of Independent Volunteers in Humanitarian Crises

The Role of Independent Volunteers in Humanitarian Crises

Independent volunteers play a key role in humanitarian crises yet there is no such thing as “true independence” when the reality is feelings of frustration and futility.

Review – Spaces of Aid: How Cars, Compounds and Hotels Shape Humanitarianism

Review – Spaces of Aid: How Cars, Compounds and Hotels Shape Humanitarianism

A stimulating book that draws on methodologies of others fields to strengthen humanitarian studies, Smirl’s inspirational work will have to be continued by others.

In Celebration of Senseless Acts of Kindness

In Celebration of Senseless Acts of Kindness

There are many blogs on humanitarianism & development. They tend to be overly-technical, narrowly prescriptive, and circulate within the international aid industry. The Flesh and Blood blog will offer something different.

A Blessing or a Curse? Aid Rentierism and State-building in Afghanistan

A Blessing or a Curse? Aid Rentierism and State-building in Afghanistan

Accountability goes where aid direction flows. Fuelled by foreign aid, the Afghan state tends to be more accountable to donors than to its own people.

No Security Required: The Danger of Boardroom-Driven Development

No Security Required: The Danger of Boardroom-Driven Development

We should be wary of buzzwords and trends in development, as ideas that make a great deal of sense in a boardroom are, at times, very difficult to justify in the field.

Review – NGDOs and the Poverty Reduction Agenda

Review – NGDOs and the Poverty Reduction Agenda

Makuwira brings new ideas to the discussion of the role of NGOs in development, allowing for a more critical analysis of the relationships between global and local NGOs.

Review – The Personal and the Professional in Aid Work

Review – The Personal and the Professional in Aid Work

Fechter’s edited collection takes issue with the absence of the personal from the debate on aid work, yet fails to consider what giving more space to the personal means.

Review – Doing Bad by Doing Good

Review – Doing Bad by Doing Good

Coyne has provided a readable treatment of why well-intentioned humanitarian assistance is often less successful than promised and can lead to negative unintended consequences.

The Lukewarm Response from the International Community to the Crises in Guinea-Bissau

The Lukewarm Response from the International Community to the Crises in Guinea-Bissau

Since the most recent coup in April, Guinea-Bissau has continued to seek new international partners. But only time will tell if growing foreign investment in Guinea-Bissau will help it escape failed statehood.

The African Union and the Unfolding Disaster in The Horn Of Africa

The African Union and the Unfolding Disaster in The Horn Of Africa

The politics of foreign aid in Africa has taken twists and turns, with the current shift from the ‘West’ to the ‘East’. Individual African countries have found themselves prey to the conditionalities imposed by the western donor agencies. While these are meant to engender accountability and transparency, the opposite has prevailed.

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