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Contractors, NGOs, CBOs, or governments: What’s the best channel for bilateral aid?

That’s a trick question. The answer is: It depends. What does it depend on? That one’s harder to answer. Last week, John Norris wrote in Foreign Policy under the provocative title: “Hired Gun Fight: Obama’s aid chief takes on the development-industrial complex.”…

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Admit complexity: a few takeaways from MSF’s “Humanitarian Negotiations Revealed”

I snagged a free copy of a recent volume published by Médecins Sans Frontières (aka Doctors Without Borders). Humanitarian Negotiations Revealed: The MSF Experience is a series of case studies from a range of humanitarian contexts, combined with a few essays that…