Localisations, power, stories and change ( Adaptive and Open Reads, April 2022)

A number of pieces caught my attention in April, clustered around localisation and the value of politically-informed, locally-led, adaptive responses (PILLAR, as Abt Associates put it) to complex development challenges. At Global Integrity, our strategy has since 2015 acknowledged the interconnectedness of these issues. We provide support that enables frontline actors to operate in learning-centered…

Reporting, transparently – Reflections shared with the Hewlett Foundation

Grantees’ reports to funders are rarely shared with the public. We believe that sharing successes and failures can support learning and reflection that helps to strengthen the effectiveness of organizations facing similar challenges. It can also support greater accountability, to funders, and perhaps more importantly to those who that funding is intended to benefit. We’d…

Raquel and Ambia

A Time to Prioritize and Commit: Introducing Our New Leads for Listening and Learning, and Communications

Over the summer, we hired two new superstars, Raquel Rubio as our Director for Listening and Learning, and Ambika Samarthya-Howard as our Head of Communications, based out of Colorado and New York respectively. Raquel and Ambika co-wrote this blog [Alan added the superstars bit] to share their initial thoughts about the organization, and how they…