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Jessica Louise liked Weh Yeoh's blog post This is a story that will restore your faith in foreign aid, but it may also break your heart.
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This is a story that will restore your faith in foreign aid, but it may also break your heart.

What do you do when you find a huge need, for over 600,000 people, of which tens of thousands of them are dying every year, that no one else is focussing on? What if a country was losing $400 million a year because of it? What would you do if you had both a plan and an incredibly cost effective grassroots organisation to address this problem?Unless we stumble across a miracle in 2 months, the answer is, we will walk away from it all. This is a story that will restore your faith in foreign aid,…See More
Apr 29
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Why personal stories trump numbers in global development

I've always been fascinated with the intersection between psychology and development. After all, we deal with human beings on a daily basis, whether they are people in poverty, those pulling the strings, or public and donor perception.I've recently been reading Daniel Kahneman's Thinking Fast and Slow, which is so chock full of interesting information, at times it feels like your head is about to explode. One tidbit of information I learnt centres around our desire to make sense of the world…See More
Jan 28
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How only small NGOs can address unmet needs

Whether it is Daniel-san in Karate Kid, the Jamaican Bobsled team or Mel Gibson in a kilt, people love to support the underdog. Here’s a feel good story with a simple lesson – in international development, we should often do much of the same. See more at: http://www.whydev.org/how-only-small-ngos-can-address-unmet-needs/#sthash.onZFUq1k.dpufSee More
Jan 16
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44 gifts no aid worker wants to receive this holiday season

It’s tough finding the perfect gift for the aid worker on your list. They tend to eschew possessions, and it can be difficult even pinning down their location to give them said gift. While we at WhyDev can confidently say that we have no idea what you should get your aid worker friend, lover, partner, colleague, or sparring partner,  here are some things we are confident they will not want.…See More
Jan 1
Weh Yeoh replied to AidSource's discussion What do YOU want for Christmas? in the group Work & Life
"Here's a list of things that we're pretty sure no aid workers want for Xmas: http://whydev.org/33-gifts-no-aid-worker-wants-to-receive-this-holiday-season/"
Jan 1
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Work & Life

Share resources and discuss issues related to managing (or not managing) to balance life with work in the humanitarian sector. See also: The AidSource "Work & Life" pageSee More
Jan 1
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How to value over 1 billion people

To date, $69.8 million has been raised for Boston marathon victims, 14 of which required lower limb amputations. Yet, in the US alone, approximately 65,000 diabetic patients require lower limb amputations yearly. Resources for the latter group are scarce. Why?On International Day of People with Disability, I call for more analysis of the greatest need, and not just focussing on causes that we understand easily. This way, we can hopefully work towards a better future for over 1 billion…See More
Dec 3, 2013
Ryan Delafosse liked Weh Yeoh's blog post 52 things you will never hear an aid worker say
Nov 27, 2013
Bill Pennington commented on Weh Yeoh's blog post 52 things you will never hear an aid worker say
""That other NGO totally deserved to get the grant.  Their proposal was so much better than ours.""
Nov 15, 2013
Weh Yeoh posted a blog post

Who Sets the International Development Agenda? We do!

It's easy to think that high level meetings in the UN determine what is or isn't on the international agenda. In reality, however, ordinary people are the ones who hold this power.This is a piece I wrote for The Huffington Post highlighting the power of crowdfunding to change the world as you see it.…See More
Oct 1, 2013
Weh Yeoh posted a blog post

Give people what they want, not what the corporation wants.

Who represents the poor? How do corporations define and shape perceptions of social issues, and what is the impact of this influence? I take a look at the CSR programme of an airline, Jetstar Australia. and argue that too often, these programmes are shaped by the corporation not by the needs of the people.See more at:http://www.whydev.org/give-people-what-they-want-not-what-the-corporation-wants/See More
Sep 2, 2013

Profile Information

Name
Weh Yeoh
Profile type
Individual
What I do
Aid/NGO worker based in the field, Consultant
About me
Technical advisor on disability issues with background in physiotherapy and international development. Currently working as a disability consultant in Phnom Penh.

Career highlights:

• Technical skills as a physiotherapist, coupled with broad development perspective.
• Experience working in Australian and International NGO.
• Varied background as volunteer, development student and employee.
• Excellent cross-cultural communicator - able to speak English, Mandarin Chinese, and Khmer.
My website
http://www.whydev.org
My other website
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/weh-yeoh/25/9a1/140
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This is a story that will restore your faith in foreign aid, but it may also break your heart.

Posted on April 29, 2014 at 3:07am 0 Comments

What do you do when you find a huge need, for over 600,000 people, of which tens of thousands of them are dying every year, that no one else is focussing on? What if a country was losing $400 million a year because of it? What would you do if you had both a plan and an incredibly cost effective grassroots organisation to address this problem?

Unless we stumble across a miracle in 2 months, the answer is, we will walk away from it all. This is a story that will restore your faith in…

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Why personal stories trump numbers in global development

Posted on January 28, 2014 at 4:14am 0 Comments

I've always been fascinated with the intersection between psychology and development. After all, we deal with human beings on a daily basis, whether they are people in poverty, those pulling the strings, or public and donor perception.

I've recently been reading Daniel Kahneman's Thinking Fast and Slow, which is so chock full of interesting information, at times it feels like your head is about to explode. One tidbit of information I learnt centres around our desire to make sense of…

Continue

How only small NGOs can address unmet needs

Posted on January 16, 2014 at 5:11pm 0 Comments

Whether it is Daniel-san in Karate Kid, the Jamaican Bobsled team or Mel Gibson in a kilt, people love to support the underdog. Here’s a feel good story with a simple lesson – in international development, we should often do much of the same. 

See more at: http://www.whydev.org/how-only-small-ngos-can-address-unmet-needs/#sthash.onZFUq1k.dpuf

44 gifts no aid worker wants to receive this holiday season

Posted on January 1, 2014 at 2:26am 0 Comments

It’s tough finding the perfect gift for the aid worker on your list. They tend to eschew possessions, and it can be difficult even pinning down their location to give them said gift. While we at WhyDev can confidently say that we have no idea what you should get your aid worker friend, lover, partner, colleague, or sparring partner,  here are some things we are confident they will not want.…

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At 7:01am on February 14, 2012, Alex Merkovic-Orenstein said…

well,seeing as J is on there because I got added to the network, I think that makes you my first friend!

At 1:31am on January 27, 2012, Zehra Rizvi said…

Hey, just about to respond to your request on LinkedIn to connect.  We might as well connect here too!  Nice to meet you and looking forward to know you more on AidSource :) 

At 1:16am on January 27, 2012, Shana Montesol Johnson said…

Glad you're here! Way to move quickly. :)

 
 
 

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