Bill Gates once said that he hoped 'we can stop discussing whether aid works, and spend more time talking about how it can work better.' Here at Aid Works, we couldn't agree more. Every time we work with a client, we ask them if we can make a bitesized podcast about the project, pro-bono, which can be shared with the general public. This way, the lessons learned can be shared and used by international development professionals, donors, beneficiaries and other interested stakeholders. We also share our musings on how aid can work better. Get yourself a cup of tea, have a listen, and if you want to learn more, we will signpost you to the relevant website or project report. Your feedback is always welcome.
How can we best deliver education messages in schools?
Aid Works recently helped the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) to identify good practices from developing countries in delivering education messages, and to do a stock-take of their Aquatic Survival Programme messages. The Aquatic Survival Programme targets young people, aged 7-14, teaching them how to save themselves and others in the water. We reviewed education […]
Mid-term review of the Talent Development Project
Listen to this short podcast summarising our mid-term review of the Talent Development Project (TDP). The TDP builds the local capacity of national aid workers in countries that are frequently affected by natural disasters and emergencies. Find out: How it’s funded and where it’s implemented What our review covered What has been achieved and what could […]
Reviewing DFID’s Integrated Community Case Management programme in South Sudan
Listen to this short podcast summarising our annual review of the DFID Integrated Community Case Management (ICCM) programme in South Sudan. ICCM is a health strategy which utilises a massive network of community workers. Find out: What the programme aims to do What it’s achieved in the last year How to find out more about DFID’s work
A mindfulness session for stressed aid workers
Aid work is stressful at the best of times, never mind in a sudden crisis. During our field work we’ve found mindfulness sessions really useful and often listen to them to take break from the day-to-day stresses. Envision Hypnotherapy has kindly made this session to help aid workers deal with the strain and work at their best. […]
Evaluating DFID’s Ebola Emergency Response Fund in Sierra Leone
Listen to this short podcast summarising our evaluation of the DFID Ebola Emergency Response Fund (DEERF), managed by GOAL in Sierra Leone. This effective and responsive fund filled critical gaps in the response at the height of the Ebola crisis. It provided patient facilities, training for health care workers, ambulances and food/non-food items for households under […]