Jaded Aid: The satirical playing cards with your (organization's) name all over them

By Kelli Rogers 06 October 2015

Jaded Aid, a card game inspired by Cards Against Humanity.

What did USAID bring to the people of Haiti after the 2010 earthquake?

The answer could be relief, recovery or long-term reconstruction assistance.

But it’s more likely Sean Penn, per diems or “poverty porn” — especially if you’re playing the new Cards Against Humanity-inspired Jaded Aid game.

Even if you’re unfamiliar with the “party game for horrible people” — in which players compete to select the funniest, and often crudest, answers to a set of “fill-in-the-blank” questions — you’ve heard by now that three young development professionals have you covered. In fact you’ll no longer need to use the generic version at all. Jaded Aid’s yet-to-be-finalized deck of cards, with questions and answers crowd sourced from the development community, will be available by mid-December.

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Kelli Rogers@kellierin

In her role as associate editor, Kelli Rogers helps to shape Devex content around leadership, professional growth and careers for professionals in international development, humanitarian aid and global health. As the manager of Doing Good, one of Devex's highest-circulation publications, she is constantly on the lookout for the latest staffing changes, hiring trends and tricks for recruiting skilled local and international staff for aid projects that make a difference. Kelli has studied or worked in Spain, Costa Rica and Kenya.

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