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NGO exit strategies: Are principles for closing projects or ending partnerships necessary?

By Rachel Hayman and Sarah LewisNumerous non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are facing the challenge of closing projects and programmes and withdrawing from countries and partnerships. This might b...

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    Sustainability of civil society organisations in a rapidly changing world

    Civil society has been pivotal in driving political change as well as development in many countries. But the world is rapidly changing. Once-poor countries such as the MINTs (Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeri...

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      Letting go: The missing step in capacity building

      Capacity building rightly focuses on the future. But if we ignore the past we may be missing out a vital step – acknowledging and letting go of past behaviours.I first noticed this during the &l...

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        Civic power grows by taking it

        If there is one point the recent political showdown over the question who should lead the European Commission for the next few years has proven, it is that governments have never been the ones to chan...

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          Making it personal

          According to research by Harvard University[1], 85 per cent of the reason people get a job, keep it, and move ahead in it has to do with people skills. Only 15 per cent is because of their technical a...

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