Obstacles we need to overcome
§ We don’t learn enough from others’ experiences and ideas (and many times not from our own experience).
§ Attitudes toward innovation: we don’t take risks, we fear making mistakes.
§ We invest an enormous amount of time and effort on the management of operations; our structures are slow and costly.
§ We lack competencies for roles that require promoting dialogue, as well as for other strategic roles.
§ A large part of our funding depends on a few, powerful donors.
§ Our institutional policies are rigid; they don’t allow us freedom to work in and address national contexts (be more relevant for the contexts in which we work).
§ We don’t make some key and important decisions for defining clear objectives and strategic roles for CARE. A great deal remains at the discussion level.