Now that the new year is approaching, it’s time for bloggers to float their top ten posts. Here is one I enjoyed. Might list a few more if there are some that particularly catch my eye.
Good Intentions are not enough is a blog I just found this past week. Lot’s of great discussion there of the challenges to do international aid well. I’m late to the party since the author has already cut back on posting earlier this year.
Here’s their list:
My three favorites:
- TOMS Shoes: Good Marketing – Bad Aid – – Short discussion of the issue of sending shoes to countries that don’t lack for them and risking damage to the local economy in the process.
- Why waiting to give to Japan is a good idea – – Why wait a bit after a disaster? Takes a bit of time to sort out what the real needs are, in contrast to the feel-good wishes from the donor side.
- Voluntourism: What could go wrong when trying to do right? – – Read the name of the post again. Here, let me help you – volun-tour-ism. Seven ways to cause more harm than good on a mission trip. Each with a cringe-inducing example.