Collaboration in International Development

First in a series by Alexandra Noble (LBJ MGPS Student) covering her internship at InterAction. One of the challenges of international development is the fragmented nature in which it takes place. Since it is difficult for international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) to communicate with one another on the ground, there is often duplication of projects and wasted resources. Organizations try to reinvent the wheel out in the field instead of learning from their colleagues or from other INGOs on best practices and effective development strategies. I find this issue fascinating and frustrating. Besides reading about it in classes at the LBJ School...

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