A COUPLE years ago we caused a bit of a ruckus when we published the 7 worst international aid ideas. It sparked a furious debate between those in the “well at least I’m/they’re doing something…what are you doing?” camp and the “Good intentions aren’t everything” camp. To put it mildly it’s a touchy subject. How far does intention go? How mindful are you when you’re trying to do the right thing? Could you actually be causing more harm than good?

With the video above The Guardian has ensured another round of this fierce conversation. Good, I say. It’s an important one to have.

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