Shifting paradigms in global development assistance

Every human society struggles with how to create relationships that are mutually supportive and beneficial, without being controlling, patronizing, or creating dependency.

The structure of the existing global development assistance system often reinforces inequitable power relationships, limits accountability to the communities meant to benefit from this work, and creates further barriers to dealing with already complex issues. Making this system more effective requires not only innovation in its processes and financing mechanisms, but also fundamental shifts in the paradigms that underpin it.

EWB is investing in a diverse scope of work that shares the aim of improving the global development assistance system, in order to increase its ability to effectively reflect and achieve the goals it has been built to reach.

EWB’s current ventures contributing to this area of learning and action include (but not exclusive to):

1. AVC

2. WatSan

3. GaRI

4. AgEX

5. Admitting Failure

6. Voto

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