This blog is a frank and fearless forum for all things ‘governance’ and international development.
It is a place for practitioners and theorists to share experiences and debate what works, what doesn’t, and why in aid and development – with the aim of challenging the status quo, and finding new ways to achieve collective action and impact.
The blog is edited and hosted by the Abt Associates Governance and International Practice. We feature reflections from this team: based on conferences we have attended, papers we have read, projects we are working on or topical issues. As well as insights and ideas from guest bloggers.
While we may call ourselves a ‘soapbox’, all conversations on this blog begin with the assumption that no one person or organization has all the answers to: ‘what is ‘effective aid and development’, and how do we do it better’? …If we had, well, we would all be out of a job! As such, it is crucial that our readers (i.e. you) get involved and contribute your own ideas and suggestions. In particular, we want to hear from those at the coal-face of development. Tell us where we’re wrong, why and how to improve.
Graham Teskey, Principle Technical Lead Governance, Abt Associates
Lavinia Tyrrel, Head of Technical Practices and Strategy, Abt Associates
Tara Davda, Policy Analyst – Governance and Economics, Abt Associates
Priya Chattier, Senior Policy Officer – Governance and Social Development, Abt Associates
Leisa Gibson – Senior Adviser for Gender, Disability and Social Inclusion and Practice Lead, Abt Associates
Maddie Nash – Programme Manager/Governance Specialist, Abt Associates
Raylynn Benn – Program Coordinator, Abt Associates
Fiona Mactaggart, senior MERL Specialist, Abt Associates
Tom Wingfield, Senior Adviser, Governance, Abt Associates
Mbuso Jama, Senior MERL Specialist, Abt Associates
This blog is a frank and fearless forum for all things ‘governance and development’. It is a place for practitioners and theorists to share experiences and debate the complex and murky world that is international development. It does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of Abt Associates.