Ethics of Intervention

These resources link to the policies of the agencies World Youth International, Oxfam Australia, International Development Support Services and World Vision Australia. Your task is to look at each of these sites and to answer the questions that are posed

World Youth: Our Polices

World Youth

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This page of the World Youth International site includes links to a Code of Ethics and Conflict of Interest statement. It also has a Development Philosophy with a Development Philosophy Mission Statement and Development Policy.

Read these documents and explain why it is important to consider these aspects in relation to the Letting Chibobo Shine project.

Oxfam Australia: Our Policy

Oxfam Australia

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Oxfam Australia has the policies that underpin their work on this page. They have 'Ends Policies' that state the organisation's desired outcomes, and 'Position Policies' which explore poverty and injustice issues and an approach to the resolving of these. Why are these policies an essential starting point for a project?

IDSS

IDSS

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IDSS - International Development Support Services is an organisation that considers learning to be an important element of aid agency project development. Click on this link to learn more about this organisation.

Visit the 'About IDSS' and 'Services' sections of this site. How can practices such as the ones outlined by IDSS assist the people of the Chibobo community?

World Vision

World Vision

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World Vision Australia's Field Mission Strategy 2008 - 1010

Read this informative, extensive, comprehensive, strategic document that will guide the development of World Vision Australia's international aid program. Click on the 'Download report' link.

This important statement appears on page 17:

Accountability and aid effectiveness
Good intentions are not enough. World Vision Australia is committed to meeting the needs and priorities of the communities we work with and to show our supporters that we have used resources in an effective, transparent and efficient manner. Of equal importance is remaining accountable to the communities and partners with whom we work. We will be proactive in ensuring that communities are both involved in all stages of the program cycle, and provided with information about how resources have been utilised.

How can the Letting Chibobo Shine project meet the accountability and effectiveness criteria mentioned in this statement?

How can the effectiveness of this project be measured?

Why is evaluation of programs important?

Who should be involved in evaluation?

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