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Taking accountability to the next level

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Looking to break into international development? Find out how from Nick van Praag. With over 30 years of experience in the field, Nick will draw on his own life to offer practical advice on how to get started in this career. After having worked for the UN and a range of international NGOs, Nick recently founded a nonprofit Ground Truth, which seeks to make aid agencies accountable to their ‘beneficiaries’ the global poor.

Nick van Praag’s career spans humanitarian and development work at the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, the World Bank and the Aga Khan Development Network. He has focused on the linkages between humanitarian programs and development throughout his career, most recently as a member of the core team preparing the World Bank’s World Development Report for 2011.

His interest in affected populations feedback and humanitarian performance stems from his work at the intersection of communication and public policy and his experience of humanitarian aid delivery at UNHCR . This led him to set up Ground Truth, an independent program within nonprofit Keystone Accountability.

Ground Truth introduces a new performance management tool that brings together traditional social science models of participation, with an approach to feedback adapted from the customer satisfaction industry. The goal of the project is to take accountability to the next level by offering humanitarian agencies a light-touch, practical way to both listen to the people supposed to benefit from aid and to integrate what they learn into the design and implementation of their programs.

80,000 Hours: Cambridge is here to give you the information you need to maximise the social impact of your career choices. Our advice is based on four years of research with academics at Oxford and is tailored for talented young graduates.

This talk is part of the 80,000 Hours: Cambridge series.

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