Tuesday, November 19, 2013

How complexity science can get aid working

How complexity science can get aid working: "Ben Ramalingam’s new book, Aid on the Edge of Chaos, challenges development practitioners to step back and ask: “Is there a better way to deliver aid and humanitarian assistance?” My answer is simple — there has to be!

In more than 20 years working with researchers and developmentprofessionals around the world, I would say they typically share two characteristics: a commitment to improving the lives of the world’s poor, and frustration at how difficult it is to succeed.

I have often wondered the same: why is it so hard to learn from experience? The book gives some of the answers."

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