• Developing organisational capacity is a continuous change practice

    Supporting the organisational development process of your own organization or your partner organization(s) can be quite challenging. Where to start, what practical tools can you use? Discover Tung's experiences in Vietnam.

    news12 Sep 2017
  • Everyone knows about gender

    At some places it can be quite sensitive to talk about gender equality. It has become part of donor jargon, not something that involves everyone. Annemarie Westendorp from Van Hall Larenstein University and one of the trainers of the course Gender Mainstreaming in Development Programmes, tackled this issue in a creative way.

    news28 Aug 2017
  • Less Paper, More Aid: Harmonizing Donor Reporting

    Name two activities most people dislike doing in life. Paying tax? Going to the dentist? Probably true! And in working life? Our MDF clients often mention the same thing: report writing.

    blog25 Aug 2017
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    Horse Power

    Horses are sensitive animals. They immediately feel if people are anxious, and only pretending to like horses. At MDF’s Leadership and People Management (LPM) course we use ‘horse power’.  Curious to know what horses can teach about leadership? Ger Roebeling, MDF trainer and certified coach, explains.

    blog21 Aug 2017
  • Women’s empowerment?

    Empowerment is about changing power relations that are often invisible and operating subtly. Which tools to use to empower women and men in such a way that, even within households, women have more say about important issues in their lives?

    news15 Aug 2017