Development Organizations Should ‘Bridge Divide’ Between Work In U.S., Developing Nations, Direct Relief CEO Says

Devex: Development work should start at home, says Direct Relief CEO Thomas Tighe
“The development community should seek to bridge the divide between relief work in developed and developing countries, the CEO of Direct Relief has said — and dropping the jargon that can often drive development work is a good place to start. Speaking to Devex during an interview in New York, Thomas Tighe, the CEO and president of the international humanitarian aid nonprofit, said: ‘I don’t see much difference between international development and what we call social support spending in the United States’…” (Lieberman, 11/1).

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