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Followup: Scott Gilmore on Peace Dividend Trust's work in post-quake Haiti

nick taylor-vaisey

As soon as we tore our eyes and ears away from the news on Jan. 12, those of us who could donate to Haiti quickly did so. Indeed, the aftermath of the Haitian quake has been marked by one of the fastest and largest fundraising campaigns in modern history. But as world leaders meet in […] More »

The African diaspora, not Western aid, is the key to true development

Siena AnstisWebsite

In the interest of full disclosure, I currently work with Project Diaspora and am getting hitched to one of the founders next year in Uganda (you might be invited). However, that said, I think myself (mostly) capable of distinguishing between these personal associations and PD’s mandate. When I first joined PD in 2008, I was […] More »

A Kenyan orphanage that embraces slum "culture"—minus the poverty

Siena AnstisWebsite

International development and foreign aid is a complicated and contentious field. A thousand different components—such as water, sanitation, food security, child care, education, infrastructure—need to be addressed simultaneously. The targeted community must be the leader of all changes. Financing must come from a sustainable source, such as partial subsidization by the community itself, to ensure […] More »