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Blog: Learning For Impact Challenge - Utilizing Opportunities

In Kenya, the pandemic has brought despair but also opportunity. Trainees Sophia Gakii and Fridah Makau explain in their blog how COVID-19 helped them realize potential. They also discuss how the Learning for Impact Challenge has broadened their perspective.

AMID alumni: where are they now | Laila Bouallouch

In light of the hasthags #AMIDalumni #wherearetheynow, we interview AMID-alumni about their AMID-experience and what they have been doing since their time as a trainee. In this post you read about the story of Laila Bouallouch.

Blog: an evaluation of the evaluator’s toolbox

The MEAL-pandora-toolbox: are you ready to jump in? This blog provides six concrete suggestions to improve the evaluator's toolbox and calls for a greater emphasis on downward accountability and learning, instead of an overemphasis on upward accountability amongst other things.

From Single Roads to Crossways - Adopting an Intersectional Approach

AMID young professionals are being educated as ‘change agents’ – those who will be tackling some of the most complex global challenges. Yet, trying to grapple issues of injustice and inequality may, at times, feel overwhelming and confronting. How to start to take on these issues? Taking on an intersectional lens is a good start - read all about it in this blog.

Listening to the Wind of Change, Reading about the Theory of Change

This blog compiles some of the most interesting, compelling, well-written blogs, policy briefs and (scientific) articles available on the topic of Theory of Change. It covers both those who share a more critical perspectives on the matter which highlights the shortcomings that come with ToCs, and those who cover the more positive aspects of ToC's and their use in the field of international development.

Meaningful Measurements: Indicators of Social Change

Is measuring and comparing ‘happiness’ between different countries and societies valid and meaningful, or does it fall short due to cultural measurement bias? This blog provides three questions that development professionals can constantly keep asking themselves and their colleagues to become more aware of the social change theories underlying the work at their organizations and its consequences.

Video: how implicit bias shapes international development practice

What are the inherent beliefs that shape YOUR thinking? Aspired to be somewhat critical and provocative, AMID trainees Maria and Kim argue in the form of a video that the unintended effect in the development sector that is often overlooked, but always present, is that of implicit bias.

Moving Forward Also Means Looking Back

To work effectively across differences one has to reflect on one’s own thinking patterns and position in society. This should allow for (more) awareness about prejudices and generalisations of other groups that are the result of years of socialisation.

Storycast: Bridging Research to Practice

In this StoryCast, Aysegul Ciler and Carlo Cucchi talk with Domenico Dentoni, full professor in Business Resilience and Transformation at Montpellier Business, about the role that academia can play in facilitating coordination of stakeholders in the pursuit of sustainable change.

Development or Neocolonialism? Questioning our position as development workers in the Global North

Though colonialism might not have repeated itself in the traditional sense of the word, it has reinvented itself through development. After explaining neocolonialism in development cooperation in this blog, writers Jara Bakx and Teba Al-Samarai present a roadmap with guiding questions to decolonize development.

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