Why I quit my NGO
Donors, including the EU, should reform a funding system that rewards dishonesty and submissiveness
Appeared in print on 28.02.2013
Donors and governments tend to look for good practices, and seek to replicate them. This seems like a good idea. But when failings are systemic, the idea turns bad. Donors imagine achievements, and over-rationalise them. What they should examine are the mistakes. What they should pursue is reform of systems – and that includes reform of the system of donor funding.