Organisational Development

Development Experience Clearinghouse

July 7, 2007 - 5:01am

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Development Experience Clearinghouse (DEC) is the largest online resource for USAID funded technical and program documentation, with over 46300 documents available for electronic download. Search the Development Experience System (DEXS), USAID's online database of agency-funded technical and program-related documents using the term "evaluation" and it returns some 500 documents representing methodological guidelines as well as project evaluation reports. The site allows the user to download USAID documents in PDF format for free, and sign up for DEC Express, the bi-weekly e-publication that lists recently acquired documents.

Logistics Software

June 13, 2007 - 5:30am

Hi everyone,

I did a search on the old AidWorkers Network forum and found some outdated posts on software to use for logistics purposes such as warehouse management and tracking shipments.

We have approximately 4 offices in the US, 1 starting up in Canada, and four overseas in country offices and we need some type of software so everyone in all the offices can see what is available in our main warehouse. The program also needs to be able to be used in Spanish.

Ever been "world banked"?

June 5, 2007 - 1:14pm

Ever been "world banked"? I first heard the term while studying for my Master's a few years back, but had certainly experienced it often enough while working with the UN or with corporate partners, even if I didn't know it had a name. It's when you are brought in to a "participatory meeting" where you are supposed to provide inputs for a strategy. You spend the day -- or even several days -- with other employees or representatives from other organizations, breaking into small working groups, discussing and debating, identifying this and that, etc. You take it seriously. You all share with each other your concerns, hopes, fears, and what you think whatever resulting project should be all about. You walk away feeling great.

RRN (Rapidly Return to Normalcy)

May 23, 2007 - 3:12am

The Need to establish ACBL Centers – for meaningful employment, restoring values and contentment

Developmentality: a frank new blog about NGO management

May 9, 2007 - 1:33pm

I'd like to draw your attention to Developmentality, a new blog whose writer describes it as "An international development charity manager engages in some critical reflection (with random underwater photos)" (link).

2007 Senior International Fellows Program

May 5, 2007 - 5:43am

The Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York is accepting applications for the fall 2007 Senior International Fellows Program. This program provides an opportunity for the professional development of senior level Third-Sector practitioners from outside the United States.

Volunteer in Nepal

April 21, 2007 - 5:13am

The mission of our volunteer program is to offer meaningful volunteer opportunities for international volunteers and to seek sustainable solutions for education, health, conservation, and development issues through volunteering. We hope to achieve this goal by offering community orientated volunteer programs where the efforts of our volunteers go directly to the poor people and their communities for library and Sponsorship program.

News from

April 19, 2007 - 6:58pm

News from

This Newsletter is a summary and analysis of the most important trends in economic co-operation and development policy around the world. Information on Training, Publications and Websites is grouped. Distribution is by email. If you wish to subscribe, send a blank email to:

Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN) - new web site

February 26, 2007 - 11:01pm

The Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN), a key project of the UN Office for the Coordination for Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), re-launched its website with new content, and design, and improved ease of use, to bring multimedia humanitarian news and analysis covering crises in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

Effective Practices Collection

February 20, 2007 - 7:52pm

The Resource Center's Effective Practices Collection is compiled by the US government agency in charge of the country's national service programs; while the information is focused on these programs, a number of the resources, all free, can benefit aid workers in developing countries. Resources cover a huge range of topics: "Hosting a successful web conference," "Designing a recruitment timeline," "Analyzing quantitative data from program beneficiaries," "Using qualitative data to add value to performance measurement,"

Q&A: Distance Learning, Military Cooperation, Beneficiary Targets, Workers Associations, Village Demining, Start-up NGOs

December 2, 2002 - 3:06pm

Topics included:

  • Distance Learning
  • Working with the Military
  • Meeting Beneficiary Targets
  • Aid Workers' Associations
  • Village Demining
  • Starting a new NGO

Can you offer any insights or pointers to useful information/contacts on these topics? Thank you.

Newsletter Articles: AWX Q&A

Q&A: Legal Rights, Land Mines, New NGOs, Security, Watersheds, Vouchers

November 20, 2002 - 2:56pm

Topics included:

  • Legal Rights of Aid Workers
  • Land Mines
  • Help for a New NGO
  • Personal Security
  • Watershed Management
  • Food Distribution
  • Local Events

Can you offer any insights or pointers to useful information/contacts on these topics? Thank you.

Newsletter Articles: AWX Q&A
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