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Global Field Support Strategy

I do not do this often. “Dear UN: Much Belated Kudos!”

This doesn't happen often: Edward Rees offers kudos to the UN Mission in South Sudan. ... More
Ralph Nader - unreasonable man.

On being unreasonable: it gets you to the G20.

Being unreasonable has gotten Peace Dividend Trust (PDT) invited to attend the Group of 20 (G20) Summit in South Korea this month. Try that on for size. There have been many ... More
Latrines: Maslow would have found these very sexy

Maslow’s Pyramid of Needs and the aid industry

Every aid worker, ever donor, every UN manager needs to have a copy of Maslow's pyramid taped to his desk (or tattooed to their hands in the more stubborn cases.)... More
Chairman Mao: Aid visionary

Chairman Mao knew how to improve aid

I’ve been recalling the period before I quit my job as a diplomat to launch Peace Dividend Trust. I was a rash thing to do. So, before I leapt, I cautiously tested the wat... More
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The Adventures of the Little Peacekeeper: An Interview

We caught up with the Little Peacekeeper to find out more about his adventures and what inspires him to work all over the world for peace.... More
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Polman, Collier, and the Rational Actor Model

Aidwatch has another interesting post up, featuring David Zetland and his review of the review of Linda Polman's new book "Crisis Caravan". I made a snide remark about it on ... More
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We told you buying local would work

About ten years ago, a group of aid workers and UN staff sat around a legendary bar called the Dili Club (it’s gone now, alas) and complained. Our gripes were many, but one... More
Afghan First

“Shovelling S*%t Uphill”

In mid 2007 I told my boss in the Best Practices Section of the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) in New York that I would be resigning in September ... More

Considering Liberia’s Marketplace

The UN Security Council takes up the “matter” of Liberia again today. It’s been a while. The last time the Turtle Bay diplomats considered the West African nation still ... More

Want Performance? Fire a few of ’em.

In 1989 my boss fired me.... More

Thumbs Up on UNMIL? Yep.

During a visit to Liberia in early May I was met with a terribly pleasant surprise. The United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) thinks of itself as an economic engine! Whe... More
Don't Touch the Red Stapler

Not Wanted: Mercenaries, Missionaries, and Madmen

It’s hard to compete with Wall Street and even Main Street, when the most you can offer is a slightly higher salary, longer hours, some good med-evac insurance, and all the ... More

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