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.