On Mutual Benefit

For the purpose of this thesis I have defined a mutually beneficial partnership as “a horizontal partnership between two entities that emphasize mutual learning, respect, and participation in order to accomplish a specific goal agreed upon by these entities.”


Initial Observations

For the last week, I have been focused on transcribing interviews. Although I am not currently analyzing the data collected in these interviews, I have made a few observations that I am interested in exploring further.


Analysis Paralysis

During a recent interview for my thesis, a woman threw the term, analysis paralysis, casually into our conversation. I had never heard the term before, but I instantly identified it as something I had experienced. In fact, analysis paralysis is what ground the work of an organization I was a part of to a halt…
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Maintaining Mutually Beneficial Partnerships with Differing Conceptions of Community Development

With the announcement of the Millennium Development Goals in 2000 and the Sustainable Development Goals in 2016, “development” as a field of study, an industry, and a paradigm has been growing throughout the 20th century. Naturally along with the growth of individuals and organizations engaging in development, there has been a rise in the critique…
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