[HOT] mission creep

moira walsh walshmoira at charter.net
Sat Oct 1 16:12:25 BST 2011

Hello All.  I have a very general, but strong, opinion to offer.  Aid work, whether emergency relief or development is incredibly hard to get right.  For that reason most of the aid organizations, even those with good reputations, are not doing a very good job of it.  The need is great, so good people take on more than they can deliver well; and things go badly.   One way to improve your chances is to specialize as much as possible, and to scale up only when most all the wrinkles have been smoothed out.  It's true the division between emergency and development is somewhat artificial, but that division is there to allow organizations to focus on what they hope to do well.   
2 cents please : )

Moira Walsh
P.O. Box 1074
Faribault, MN  55021
moirawalsh at tulanealumni.net

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