Career Series

Jitters, panic & madness – The true spirit of admissions

A brand new planner open next to me, music enveloping the air and a lot of fairy lights strewn around me—I was ready to tackle this head-on. Nibbling on a piece of chocolate, I opened my laptop and typed out ‘Best universities to pursue Masters in Development Studies’. That was the last time I remember

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Career Series

Applying to Grad School for a Career of Impact

At PCDN we were planning on launching a group career coaching option to help even more people advance careers of impact. Then, COVID-19 happened. So here is the deal: We are opening four decades of  expertise and to help you. Once a week. For free. Join us every week viaZoom for a highly interactive session

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Networking tip: When Introducing Yourself, Remember Your Hat

When I attend professional events and am about to be introduced, I spend time thinking about the role I am in. Often the moderator will ask everyone to “give their name, and the organization they represent” or something like that (in 2 minutes or less). This seems to imply that we all have just one job. But increasingly

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Career Series

Leveraging the Power of Grad School to Advance a Career of Impact

At PCDN we were planning on launching a group career coaching option to help even more people advance careers of impact. Then, COVID-19 happened. So here is the deal: We are opening four decades of  expertise and to help you. Once a week. For free. Join us every week via Zoom for a highly interactive

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Career Series

Development Careers for the 21st Century

At PCDN we were planning on launching a group career coaching option to help even more people advance careers of impact. Then, COVID-19 happened. So here is the deal: We are opening four decades of  expertise and to help you. Once a week. For free. Join us via every week via Zoom for a highly

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Tools & Resources

New UNDP Report, Temporary Basic Income, Protecting Poor and Vulnerable People in Developing Countries

Jul 23, 2020 As the rate of new COVID-19 cases accelerates across the developing world, it exposes the potentially devastating costs of job losses and income reversals. Unconditional emergency cash transfers can mitigate the worst immediate effects of the COVID-19 crisis on poor and near-poor households that do not currently have access to social assistance

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publication

New Book, Redefining Development: Resolving Complex Challenges in Developing Countries (open access)

To download the text click here Abstract: In 2015, the Old Fadama slum of Accra, Ghana, was a government “no-go zone” due to the generally lawless environment. Participatory action researchers (PAR) began working with three stakeholders to resolve complex challenges facing the community and city. In three years, they created a PAR cross-sector collaboration intervention

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