Central Asia Institute
April 18, 2011
If you are considering donating money to CAI, please understand that this organization has effectively been committing fraud. I have spent years in the development field and this is not an uncommon result when an individual sets up a program without a good management team, board of directors and other forms of proper oversight. Until the management team admit their mistakes and make the necessary changes you should consider giving your hard earned money to more effective organizations.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
No need for firsthand experience; the research has been done by many other respected individuals and institutions that confirm the serious deficiencies with CAI.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
New board, hire a staff accountant (!), admit mistakes, change policy concerning financial support for Mr. Mortenson's activities, replace Mr. Mortenson with a professional NGO manager who has solid experience in both management and international development.
Professional with expertise in this field & International Development.
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