When donors and beneficiaries see things differently

“We don’t see things as they are, we see things as WE are.” – Anais Nin once said. When this power of personal perspective is used to transform the world we call it “vision”. But it can also color the lens through which we see the world. In that case, we call this misperception¬†“bias”. Observer bias is the reason evaluators and analysts cling to the clarity of numbers, sums, averages, and error bars. But statistics[…]