Stop giving your money to Oxfam

Oxfam’s annual report statitstics on inequality are blatantly dishonest.Highly paid researchers for the multinational Oxfam produced an annual report decrying the economic state of the world. Their goal? Creating “5 shocking facts about extreme global inequality and how to even it up in Davos”. For the second January in a row, Winnie Byanyima, executive director of… Read More

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THE CASE AGAINST NGOS

Oxfam, Save the Children or Greenpeace are morally good organizations. After all, what is wrong with organizations trying to eradicate poverty, help children or save the environment?  Nothing. At least at first sight. In an ideal case scenario, NGOs help strengthen civil society and local communities. Sometimes, they even fully replace governmental structures that are… Read More

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Corruption: What NGOs don’t want you to know

Despite the growing level of funds channelled through NGOs (or maybe because of it), fraud and corruption continue to be a highly sensitive topic, with most NGOs reluctant to openly discuss it.  This was highlighted a few years ago, when Médecins du Monde initiated a study in an attempt to open up discussion on corruption… Read More

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Dealing with corruption in your NGO

Transparency is key for development organisations but how do you talk about corruption and complaints without risking your reputation? NGOs are no more immune to corruption than companies in other sectors but for development organisations it can be especially harmful and have a knock-on effect on reputation, funding and donations. It’s a significant issue; an… Read More

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