Saturday, 28 July 2012

Embracing Failure

When you have a free moment, watch this inspiring talk: David Damberger: What happens when an NGO admits failure | Video on TED.com
Damberger shares his insights from well-meaning but poorly-designed work in developing countries. Generations of aid providers repeat the same old mistakes, over and over again. Admitting failure and telling others about lessons learned would be a first step out of this vicious cycle. That is rare among development organisations, eager to keep their donors happy. But some have started publishing regular "Failure Reports" - a big bravo to the brave ones.

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