My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Central Asia Institute, Bozeman, MT, USA
Regardless of whether or not CAI has exaggerated its reports, one should pay particular attention to the impact that CAI has had at the grassroots levels - on the "local" populations. It appears to me that those higher up the bureaucratic chain are quick to join the bandwagon in pointing out how CAI could have been sounder in its decisions, or conducted better work. However, at the end of the day, let us be realistic. We are dealing with areas of the world where the government, NATO, or US security forces had a minimal presence and most definitely did not address the education needs of the marginalized. CAI has been performing and continues to perform great feats under great challenges.
A helpful article to put what I have said into perspective:
How much of an impact do you think this organization has?
Will you recommend this organization to others?
What is unique about this organization?
The area where it functions. The scope of its work.