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- The Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) and faith-based NGO aid to Africa
The authors examine the role of international faith-based NGOs in foreign aid and development assistance for Africa, with special reference to the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC). The MCC is successful in its contribution to development and empowerment ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-10-28 18:41
- Who will guard the guardians? Amartya Sen’s contribution to development evaluation
An Action Learning process integrated with Sen’s Capability Approach can support development agencies to formulate interventions that enhance freedom. The authors show that putting this approach into practice has important implications for the man ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-10-28 18:34
- Supporting education in emergencies: a case study from southern Sudan
The paper argues that education should be a crucial part of relief operations which respond to emergencies in developing countries. In practice, however, educational needs in emergencies have been neglected in competition with the demand for more conventi ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-10-28 18:39
- Child soldiers: the experience of the Mozambican Association for Public Health (AMOSAPU) (Paper from Symposium)
This symposium, co-hosted by the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR) and the South Africa Office of Oxfam, drew together individuals and organisations working in the areas of violence, conflict and peace-building. Castelo-Branco rep ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-10-28 18:38
- Partnerships, learning, and the Millenium Development Goals: a case study from Ghana
Decades of development practice suggest the fundamental importance of improving aid-delivery systems and stakeholder competence in order to improve the well-being of poor people. However, it is questionable whether the aid system is able to change its att ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-10-28 18:37
- Square pegs and round holes: participatory methodologies among entrepreneurs in Zimbabwe
This paper reports on an attempt in Zimbabwe to use methods and techniques commonly associated with rural contexts, Rapid Rural Assessment (RRA) and Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA), to undertake an assessment of the needs and perceptions of private se ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-10-28 18:47
- Can bilateral programmes become learning organisations? Experiences from institutionalising participation in Keiyo Marakwet in Kenya
The concept of Learning Organisations is gaining prominence in the non-profit sector. Most organisations see the concept as a means of attaining organisational change for greater impact on development. While the principles of organisational learning (i.e. ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-10-28 18:45
- Enhancing rural learning, linkages, and institutions: the rice videos in Africa
Africa Rice Center (WARDA) facilitated the development and translation of 11 rice videos. From 2005 to 2009, WARDA partners translated them into more than 30 African languages. Open-air video presentations enhanced learning, experimentation, confidence, ...
Abstract - dwardle - 2010-05-04 17:35
- Editorial (21.7)
At whatever level we are working, or researching, it is probably a truism that development is a slow business. Recently a UN official said to me that there is no appetite for longer term solutions to the socio-political structural issues which maintain ...
Abstract - dwardle - 2011-11-29 14:45
- An investigation into the training of community development workers within South Africa
This article documents a research project that examined the training provided within the South African National Community Development Worker Programme (CDWP), consisting of over 4,000 community development workers (CDWs). Many of the hopes of good commu ...
Abstract - dwardle - 2012-11-27 12:49