Mid-way through the inquiry into the future of civil society, international development organisations exploded into the news for the worst of reasons, as stories of sexual exploitation and abuse filled newspaper columns and airwaves. And it isn’t the first time there’s been uncomfortable scrutiny of course – government aid spending, political neutrality, chief executive pay and aggressive fundraising practices have all been questioned. International development has its own issues and challenges, but many of the same threads run through civil society more widely. It’s an uncomfortable time for all of us working for social change – but in that discomfort are essential seeds of how we can adapt and thrive in the future. Read more here.