Global Development, Humanitarian Aid, and the Toolbox Dialogue Method
Global development and humanitarian aid sectors are rife with ethical problems, from the harmful impact of inappropriate development projects to the roles national governments play in violating the human rights of those in need of humanitarian aid, e.g., asylum seekers. These sectors have come under increasing scrutiny because of unfavorable effects that are avoidable. In this paper, we highlight some of the ethical and epistemic challenges that arise within the practices of AID (global development and humanitarian aid), think through some of the more important issues that contribute to these challenges, and consider how we should address them. We argue that AID professionals have a moral obligation to rethink their ethico-political responsibilities. Structured, critical dialogue, exemplified by the Toolbox dialogue method, is one means of addressing some of these challenges.
Malavisi, A., O’Rourke, M. (2023). Global development, humanitarian aid, and the Toolbox dialogue method. Public Philosophy Journal 5(1). https://doi.org/10.48413/ppj.5.1-2.