Why You Need to be Able to Write Well in Development

“When you write well for your organization, you are helping not only to make its ideas sound better — you are making the ideas themselves better.”


About the author

Paul VanDeCarr

Paul is a writer, editor, and communications trainer who has worked for the U.N. Development Programme, UNFPA, UNICEF, and the U.N. Secretariat. He authored a pair of guides on “Philanthropy and the SDGs” for Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, and has consulted with foundations on how to align their work with the SDGs. Previously, he has worked in the fields of oral history, theater, and documentary film, and wrote a guide for Working Narratives on “Storytelling and Social Change.
By Rebecca Bell
Rebecca Bell Associate Director of Career and Professional Development for SBS