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A ten-part film series investigating what really works in international aid. Follow the Tori Hogan as she travels around the world. Become part of the dialogue by participating in the discussion and sharing your stories.

The ten episodes in the Beyond Good Intentions series are described below. Click on the episode's icon to launch the films for that episode and to join the dialogue.

Episode 1: International Aid Workers - Tori begins her round-the-world journey in Colombia and meets an American man who is demonstrating a more effective role for international aid workers.
Episode 1
International Aid Workers
(Colombia)
Episode 2: Volunteering Abroad - Can international volunteers make a positive difference abroad? Tori visits volunteers working at an animal refuge and an orphaniage in Argentina to find out.
Episode 2
Volunteering Abroad
(Argentina)
Episode 3: Disaster Relief - What if disaster relief was more innovative? Join Tori in the rubble following a major Indonesian earthquake to see the impact of more cutting-edge responses.
Episode 3
Disaster Relief
(Indonesia)
Episode 4: Higher Standards for Non-Profits - Why are aid organizations often held to such low standards? Discover what happens when a non-profit specializing in prosthetics sets higher standards for their work.
Episode 4
Higher Standards for Non-Profits
(Cambodia)
Episode 5: Research in Development - How do we know if an aid project is truly effective? Tori visits rural India to learn about the randomized trials being conducted by the MIT Poverty Action Lab.
Episode 5
Research in Development
(India)
Episode 6: Peace Corps - Do Peace Corps volunteers really help? Join Tori on an overland journey through Madagascar as she meets with Peace Corps volunteers working to assist local communities.
Episode 6
Peace Corps
(Madagascar)
Episode 7: For-Profit Approaches - Could for-profit initiatives help the poor more than traditional approaches to aid? Tori investigates the concept of
Episode 7
For-Profit Approaches
(Madagascar)
Episode 8: Faith-Based Aid - What happens when aid and religion mix? Travel with Tori to remote regions of Mozambique where she meets with American missionaries who are trying to help.
Episode 8
Faith-Based Aid
(Mozambique)
Episode 9: Micro-Lending - Is micro-lending really the solution to tackle world poverty? Tori investigates the work of kiva.org and their partners to see if micro-lending is as effective as we think.
Episode 9
Micro-Lending
(Mozambique)
Episode 10: Social Entrepreneurship - What is social entrepreneurship and how can it change the world? Join Tori in her final stop as she meets with innovative social entrepreneurs in South Africa.
Episode 10
Social Entrepreneurship
(South Africa)
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