If you’re reading this right now, statistically speaking, there’s a very good chance that you’re in the top 1% of earners on Earth. I know you may be thinking “it sure doesn’t feel like I’m in the top 1%”, but I can assure you your situation is quite different than the other 99%. If we spent some time in their shoes, we would undoubtedly want to support the other 99% of world occupants in some way. Well, good news! If you’re reading this right now there is also a very good chance that your government is giving millions (or billions) of dollars per year to help people in developing countries. And if you’re a tax paying citizen that means that you ARE helping the other 99% of world inhabitants right now. Some of the money you’re paying goes towards people like today’s guest, a foreign aid advisor. If you’ve ever wondered about the current state of foreign aid, and whether or not it’s working, this should be an interesting listen.
2:00 - The type of work Sean does in international development.
4:30 - Why governments pay private organizations to help.
6:40 - Benefits/downsides to being for-profit.
19:00 - Is development aid working?
28:00 - Personal accountability and making people feeling empowered.
37:00 - Advice for getting jobs in development.
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This Episode Was Made With The Support Of
Brittany & Matt Marcotte
Michelle & Jim Wortner