Tag: Evaluation

The Reality of Voluntourism and the Conversations We’re Not Having

A much-needed debate about voluntourism is taking off on the web. It includes voices from the industry, academics, travel professionals, and volunteers themselves. From “The White Tourist’s Burden” to “Lions, Zebras, and African Children,” at the heart of these stories is the notion of inexperienced volunteers who use their privilege to go abroad for their…
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Don’t Just Donate!

We’ve said it–don’t just donate, we’ve been preaching this for a while now and will continue to preach it. Sending barrels of clothes, school supplies, food, and more, is a form of dumping; by doing this, you are disrupting the local market and also running small businesses out of business, instead, partner up with local…
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Code of Ethics

French Version-CODE DE DÉONTOLOGIE Permission to reprint from AFP

Stewardship Assessment

ÉVALUATION DE LA GÉRANCE

  Kreyol translation 

Évaluation de l’état de Préparation du Conseil

Kreyol Transalation 

State of Development in Haiti

Since proclaiming its independence in 1804, Haiti has suffered from various challenges including isolation from world markets, oppressive dictatorships, prejudicial international trade policies, and devastating natural disasters. Economic growth and socioeconomic development have been consistently stymied by political instability and corruption since the US occupation in the early 1900s. This unpopular foreign occupation was only…
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State of Philanthropy in Haiti

Unfortunately, the lack of capacity evident in the Haitian nonprofit sector can be attributed to in part, the failure of international philanthropy to invest in building and maintaining local capacity and knowledge. This problem is compounded by the fact that the largest investments in the country are being made without significant local knowledge, advice, and support,…
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State of Nonprofit Sector in Haiti

Following the devastating earthquake in 2010, funders pledged billions of dollars to assist in Haiti’s recovery. However, funders promised far more aid to Haiti for emergency earthquake recovery than they delivered; the Center for Economic and Policy Research reported that aid organizations received $2.4 billion from 2010 to 2012 out of $16.3 billion pledged over the…
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