The fascinating world of unconscious bias and development policy
By: André Corrêa d’Almeida and Amanda Sue Grossi | The fascinating world of unconscious bias and development policy | Neuroscience | The Guardian
In the last few years scientists have exposed thinking patterns that may skew our decision-making. How can we counter these biases in humanitarian work?
Development. Poverty. Africa. These are just three words on a page – almost no information at all – but how many realities did our readers just conjure? And how many thoughts filled the spaces in-between? Cover yourselves. Your biases are showing.
Too often, solutions are designed by people who don’t understand the cultural norms of the people they seek to serve