I recently quit my job.

Development organizations can be quite misleading – assuming that best interests are in mind, donors can be caught unawares by the grey area that can be exploited by organizations who aren’t totally selfless (which is most). Money is not always spent in the best way possible.
My issue with this particular organization came to a head when I was given the budget for an upcoming project. Aside from the exorbitant salaries, travel expenses that were through the roof, and money allocated for hotel expenses that would make Eliot Spitzer blush, was the call for two company cars, in Chad, for $120,000. (amounting to approx 12.5% of the budget).

Needless to say I was quite pleased to see Alanna Shaikh’s latest post about how to judge an NGO’s spending habits