Category Archives: Resources

Developing Monitoring & Evaluation Systems – Top Ten Tips


Here at Aid Works, we have extensive experience of reviewing and developing monitoring systems for a range of NGOs and donors. Here are our top ten tips for developing an effective monitoring and evaluation system:  Continue reading

Applying for an overseas job? Have you considered duty of care?

Christine WilliamsonWe’re really pleased to bring you this guest post from Christine Williamson, founder of Duty of Care International, which works with organisations globally to support and protect employees. In this post, Christine advises us of the top ten things you should consider when deciding whether to work for an aid organisation overseas.

We all want to work for organisations who take good care of their employees, but it is a two-way street. Employees need to be able to determine if a potential employer provides appropriate duty of care, know their own responsibilities under duty of care and know when to speak up if there’s a problem. Continue reading

Evaluating DFID’s Ebola Emergency Response Fund in Sierra Leone

Free From EbolaAid Works recently evaluated DFID‘s Ebola Emergency Response Fund in Sierra Leone, as managed by GOAL. This effective and responsive fund filled critical gaps in the response at the height of the Ebola crisis. It provided patient facilities, training for health care workers, ambulances and food/non-food items for households under quarantine. To find out more about the fund, read our report or – if you’re short of time – listen to our podcast.

South Sudan Health Stats – Country Comparison

South Sudan Health StatsAid Works has recently supported the development of the next DFID business case for integrated community case management in South Sudan. While doing so we’ve collected extensive secondary health data, which we thought would be useful to share more widely. To download a summary of the data, visit our Tools & Information pageContinue reading

Making Training More Engaging – Top Ten Tips

Making Training More EngagingHere at Aid Works, we spend a lot of time helping organisations to improve their training sessions. Training is an essential part of aid organisations’ work, whether it be for staff (both local and international), government workers or local communities. PowerPoint is the ‘go to’ choice for most trainers, but it’s hard to create really effective presentations – we’ve all experienced boring and confusing training sessions with jumbled slides containing too much information! Better learning leads to better project implementation and training is about so much more than just giving people information. Here are our Top Ten Tips for improving how you train others.  Continue reading

How do you write a persuasive funding proposal?

Same Short from Short Persuasion

We’re really excited to bring you this guest post from Samm Short, a professional writer and the Director of Short Persuasion, an enterprise that aims to bring greater stability to charities through persuasive writing and project development.   In this excerpt from the book Short Tips – Persuasive Writing for Charities (due for release later this year), Samm gives us some pointers on how to write exceptional funding proposals.  Continue reading

Chasing Misery Anthology Published on International Women’s Day

Chasing Misery Book Cover

Rwandans gather at the Songore Transit Camp in Ngozi Province, Burundi. © Jenn Warren,

Aid Works is excited to announce the publication of Chasing Misery, an anthology of essays by women working in humanitarian responses. Mia was part of the editorial team for the anthology, and contributed an essay, Built To Carry Thirteen.   Continue reading