HumourOctober 22, 2018

Sh*t people say in the development sector

With the new season of Koffee with Karan airing just yesterday, we thought we'd take a walk down memory lane, looking at past shows that mirror the stuff people say in development.
2019-05-14 00:00:00 India Development Review Sh*t people say in the development sector
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1. The social sector needs to adopt some private sector rigour and best practices

Did you mean things like reasonable pay and working coffee machines? No? You meant more trackers and review meetings. Definitely the first time anyone’s had that idea!

shit people say


2. Are we really moving the needle?

Well it’s been 45 minutes since this meeting was scheduled to end, leaving no time to do any actual work so at least we’re moving the needle towards quitting time.

shit people say


3. Collaboration is critical for success

But only if our funders make us. And we get all the credit.

shit people say


4. Working with the government is core to what we do

60% of the advocacy team’s bodies now consists of sweet milky tea.

shit people say


5. *Generic joke about people sleeping in the session after lunch*

Haha joke’s on you. I was asleep earlier as we… *snore*

shit people say


6. The focus should always be on the child/community/rare fish species that is only found in the lake behind our founders house.

You know except when the funders are around. Then always focus on the funders.

shit people say


7. I’ll keep it short/I won’t take too much time.



8. We have an extremely lean team

Not literally because that joke would have been too easy.

shit people say


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