A quick introduction to the 4th High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan

The 4th High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness kicked off in Busan today. What's that, you might ask? Here's a video to introduce what the event is all about: Here's a quick summary of what's happening: Thousands of government and private aid officials converge this week on the port city of Busan for a summit aimed […]

Who works for INGOs?

Before I went to Timor-Leste in 2008 I had a lot of preconceived ideas about international non-governmental organisations (INGOs). Truth be told, I didn't know very much about the INGO world at all. But gradually, as I started to see the work being done in Timor-Leste and meet the people doing it, I did away […]

Murder in Dili

Local media in Timor-Leste is reporting that the manager of Beach Garden Hotel in Dili was murdered along with his wife. This from TVTL: The manager of the Garden Beach Hotel, Hei Sen and his wife Monica Chin Hui Jia [reportedly from China and Malaysia, respectively] were found dead in their bed room. The Timorese […]