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International Rescue Committee
September 28, 2011

Have done a number of evaluations for major donors in the last few years, and thus had an opportunity to see the IRC at work in both Asia and Africa. Their expertise across a wide range of humanitarian needs is impressive, and their persistence is legendary. From educational programs in the most dire refugee camps to reproductive health services for women fleeing violence, the IRC shows up where aid is most needed. Salaries are low, compared to those of the international organizations doing comparable work, but the staff's commitment shows that it's the mission that motivates, not the paycheck....

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Pakistan, Mozambique, DR Congo, Sudan

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Change can only come from inside, should it be needed

MY ROLE:
Advisor & Assess aid coordination at the country level, and look at financing models.