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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.