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- No more adoption rates! Looking for empowerment in agricultural development programmes
The debate on empowerment encompasses an older discourse about the intrinsic value of empowerment, and a newer discourse about the instrumental benefits of empowerment; the concept of agency is useful in understanding this distinction. In agricultural dev ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:00
- Everyday practices of humanitarian aid: tsunami response in Sri Lanka
This paper underlines the importance of grounding the analysis of humanitarian aid in an understanding of everyday practice by presenting and discussing ethnographic vignettes about three aspects of aid response in Sri Lanka following the 2004 Tsunami. Th ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:52
- Children of war in the Philippines: introducing Creative Process Therapy into the work of the Children's Rehabilitation Center in Davao City
Political armed conflict has important ramifications in the lives of children as individuals and in terms of social development more generally. However, the emotional problems faced by children during and after war or political violence are rarely conside ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:54
- The World Bank derogates women's rights: outcomes from Beijing
The World Bank claims to have become the defender of women's rights, urging national governments to 'invest more in women in order to reduce gender inequality and boost economic development'. Through its Women in Development Programme (WID), adopted throu ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:56
- Agricultural growth and 'trickle-down' reconsidered: evidence from rural India
This paper analyses the legacy of the `green revolution' in rural India, going beyond the economic to take into account the comprehensive impact of State-guided development strategies on the lives of ordinary people. Based on information collected during ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:57
- Pursuing partnership: World Vision and the ideology of development - a case study
This paper examines the role of ideology in underpinning the operations of major development movements. As a confessional NGO, World Vision presents a useful case study; and this article examines the influence on this NGO of the interaction between ideolo ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:01
- The most significant lessons about the Most Significant Change Technique
This article presents field-based insights into the application of the Most Significant Change (MSC) technique as a method to monitor social change resulting from a development intervention. Documentation of this innovative qualitative monitoring techniqu ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:05
- Malaria and the importance of people:
Nearly half of the world's population lives in areas which are malarious or in which there is a distinct risk of malaria transmission. Advances against malaria continue to made despite limited resources. Whatever biomedical advances are made against malar ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:07
- Could cognitive theory enhance development practice?
Development brings about changes in people’s lives and their ways of understanding and dealing with their world. It is possible to distinguish between two types of development intervention: (a) improvements in the external situation, chiefly through the p ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-10-28 18:28
- Service delivery on the cheap? Community-based workers in development interventions
Within current neo-liberal approaches to development, models of community-driven development assume that community-based workers (CBWs) are key actors in improved and accessible service delivery. We argue that use of CBWs is under-theorised and seems to ...
Abstract - dwardle - 2011-06-07 13:12