Jeff is a freelance writer in international development. He works on the ethical considerations of economic and cash aid programs around the world. He currently works in Honduras, supporting local community projects through micro-finance and holds two degrees in Philosophy and International Affairs.
Progress in International Development
https://inpowercoaching.com/ – June 2017
In 2012, the World Bank took a stand with a detailed report confirming the correlation between women’s empowerment and economic development. The report firmly connected a country’s growth with the participation and inclusion of its female population, although they were careful not to say the word “cause.” While the correlation is strong, to date we have not confirmed that women’s empowerment causes economic development, and until we can rule out the alternative..
The importance of participatory development
https://www.projecteudaimonia.org/ – May 2017
Today it is common knowledge that including the community in the development process is essential and the baseline of community development theory. The effectiveness of one’s project often hinges on how involved the community is in decision-making. Naturally, the more an organization communicates with community members the less cultural or social problems will arise later, but despite our agreement on this, it still proves to be very difficult to accomplish…
A Step-by-Step Guide to Exercising Narrative Humility
http://laceibamfi.org/ – April 2017
The world of non-profit marketing is on the right track when it comes to raising awareness. We’re starting to realize that poverty porn is unacceptable. We’re moving away from displaying starved children and destitution, as if every developing country were a wasteland of poverty. In our need to advertise and garner donations, we’re turning to a new tactic: telling the stories of the poor…
The Future of Micro Financing
https://www.projecteudaimonia.org/ – April 2017
An influential tool for grassroots development is one the most basic human capacities, relationships. One might expect to find relationship building in the development field under psychology or empowerment, but where they’re most innovative today is in finance. Micro-finance, to be exact…
https://appreciategoods.com/ – March 2017
In the scorching planes of Kenya, one might expect a wild animal to appear in the distance. On one bone-dry day in November, however, a new figure emerged lumbering over the hazy horizon: a big, blue truck. In the driver’s seat sat Patrick Kilonzo Mwalua, a local pea farmer. He hauled with him 10 thousand liters of water over the dusty road. Nine bull elephants, which might be prone to charge, watched him as he arrived without a fuss…