Aug
22

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.”

Aug
19

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.

Aug
08

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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Apr
15

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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