Planned exits — an unpopular course on an unpopular topic

Weh Yeoh, co-facilitator of the Exit Strategy Workshop and co-founder of WhyDev, urges NGOs and other key development players to implement exit strategies for their programs in developing countries. Photo by:  Matthew Henry from Burst

CANBERRA — It has been almost three months since the Humanitarian Institute announced its June course on developing and implementing exit strategies in developing countries. Aimed at nongovernmental organizations, corporations, governments, social enterprises, startups and more, the program offers a rare how-to guide at a moment when the development community is increasingly questioning its long-term sustainability and goals of localization.

But to date, there has been little interest in the course.

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    Lisa Cornish

    Lisa Cornish is a Devex Reporter based in Canberra, where she focuses on the Australian aid community. Lisa formerly worked with News Corp Australia as a data journalist for the national network and was published throughout Australia in major metropolitan and regional newspapers, including the Daily Telegraph in Melbourne, Herald Sun in Melbourne, Courier-Mail in Brisbane, and online through news.com.au. Lisa additionally consults with Australian government providing data analytics, reporting and visualization services. Lisa was awarded the 2014 Journalist of the Year by the New South Wales Institute of Surveyors.