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A Transformation of Development Assistance: The Inclusion of Vulnerability

27 juni 2022 - Belle de Jonge & Sofie de Wit
Official Development Assistance (ODA) should not only be reserved for the poorest but also for the most vulnerable!

All About Foreign Aid

13 juni 2022
Foreign Aid is the financial flows, technical assistance, and commodities that are designed to promote...

The River of AMID - A short story

30 mei 2022
Some say it started in the South, some indicate it started in the North. Where the mountains’ height tops the Kilimanjaro, and the rivers’ currents are as strong as the Waal. The origin can be questioned.

AMID's first 2022 two day training session in Soest

6 mei 2022
First impressions of AMID's two day training session in Soest illustrated by a collection of objects trouvées.

Scenario Planning: Paving the Road towards Localization

20 december 2021
Following Ruerd Ruben's lecture on Scenario Planning, AMID-trainees Anne Dorst (trainee at LNV) and Ellen Hell (trainee at Plan International) link the concept of scenario planning with their own future as professionals within the field of international development. They present four possible scenarios to answer their focal question: How will increased localization within development aid be accomplished whilst at the same time maintaining livelihoods of Northern development actors in the future?

China’s engagement in international development - banker or benefactor?

25 november 2021
Following Dr. Oscar Otele's lecture on China's engagement in Africa, AMID-trainees Paco Mens (trainee at Free Press Unlimited) and Marie Smit (trainee at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs) present this informative blog. Is China’s aim to expand access to foreign markets and secure strategic resources? Or do Chinese leaders truly want to support developing countries?

AMID alumni: where are they now | Olivia Bwayla

28 oktober 2021
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 Olivia Bwayla.

Blog: How to be inclusive in international development - Who knows? Knowledge sharing as a de/colonial practice

21 oktober 2021
Are you ready to let go of 'knowing it all'? This blog explores knowledge sharing as a de/colonial practice and poses important questions surrounding the topic. Who is allowed to share knowledge? Who is ascribed the status of knower? Similarly, who is deemed ignorant and should really only sit back and learn? What even counts as knowledge? And who decides so?

AMID alumni: where are they now | Laila Bouallouch

7 oktober 2021
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

30 september 2021
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.

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