WhyDev is committed to getting global development and humanitarian assistance right.



Everyone agrees that having a mentor is key to professional development. But, how do you find one? We've partnered with Monash University to deliver a mentor matching program for postgraduate students. 



We are changing how internships and volunteer placements are sourced, designed and managed. We offer unique Fellowships with SHE Investments in Cambodia.



Forget textbooks and journal articles, we've got the right toolkits and publications you need to be a better development and humanitarian practitioner.

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Getting Development Right: Fresh and Frank Voices in Ending Poverty


This publication is a collection of some of our most thought-provoking blog posts, all neatly encased together in an electronic format ready for your contemplation. The e-book includes a range of posts – questioning development practice, reflecting on personal experiences and proposing alternative ways of thinking. It features topics such as mental health and diversity in aid work. One author attempts to deconstruct the notion of the ever-elusive ‘field’. As well as offering some decent doses of myth-busting and useful advice, crucially, each article reflects what we’re fundamentally all about – by focusing on the question, ‘why?’



Peer coaching for aid workers

In 2012, WhyDev piloted a peer coaching program for 300 aid workers. We developed guidelines to support aid workers to foster meaningful coaching partners online or IRL.