Tag: "Timor" in Building Markets

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2012 onwards

Scaling up: Imitation being the highest form of flattery.

Last year I blogged about  a minor case of “Imitation being the highest form of flattery“.  Rather than a street vendor drawing our logo on the side of his mobil... More

Walking on Sunshine

This is an odd blog posting. We often get knocked back by dinosaur donors, our own lack of capacity, and the fact that we lean forward hard. However, its all great fun. Thi... 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

UNMIT – Missed the Boat, despite being offered a berth?

Came across a little gem in the hard drive this evening, and what a hard drive it is. A real tickle trunk of goodies.... More
David and Goliath

From “Independence”, to “Aid” Activism.

This story travels from Dili to Monrovia - with stops in Juba, Port-au-Prince, Kinshasa, Freetown and other tough places along the way. When occupied, the Timorese were indepe... 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
My Mom just bought 30 copies.

Economist magazine

Imagine my delight to discover PDT is in this week's edition of The Economist. And we didn't even have to buy one of those outrageously overpriced career ads!... 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
Unveiled: Durex v. the Chinese Dragon

Condom distribution systems, the Pope and the Chinese Dragon (V 2.0)

Some days ago I blogged about "MDG #9. A RUBBER IN EVERY PACK OF SMOKES." Since then my memory has been jogged about a closely related and mildly humorous event a month or two... More
PDT Fundraiser Invite

PDT Is Throwing A Party!

Building a better peace is a complicated business of supporting local markets, creating jobs, organizing bike races, and throwing parties. Wait...what? Did something seem amis... More
Project staff helped this rancher find an international buyer for his cattle

Bad news – Award-winning Timor Marketplace Project Shutting Down

We have a cool and innovative economic impact project in Timor Leste, and its about to close. Why? Lack of funding. We have several smaller donors supporting it, including ... 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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