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NGO’s ‘Fess Up to Failure

Engineers Without Borders Canada have done what many NGOs have failed to do and that is admit that help given to developing countries isn’t always helpful. In some cases a solution to a perceived problem just brings more problems. But no-one will admit it in case people stop donating their money to charity to help worthy causes. As they say, ” By hiding our failures, we are condemning ourselves to repeat them and we are stifling innovation. In doing so, we are condemning ourselves to continue under-performance in the development sector.” But no more. In a bid to stop the same mistakes being made over and over again, Admitting Failure.com is designed as a place where failure can be logged and learned from. Read some of the failures here.

Read more in a Guardian article.


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