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- Scaling-up natural resource management: insights from research in Latin America
Scaling-up local innovations in natural resource management (NRM) involves learning that is centred around three themes: promoting local-level innovation, understanding why local innovations work in specific contexts, and reflecting on their relevance in ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:46
- Testing environmental impacts of development projects
It is noted that identifying with protection and enhancement of natural resources as central to EC development support, articles 33-41 (of the Lome IV Convention) focuses on three principles: a preventive approach aimed at avoiding negative impacts on the ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:58
- Participatory domestication of agroforestry trees: an example from the Peruvian Amazon
Valuable tree genetic resources are declining around many farming communities in the Peruvian Amazon, limiting farmers' options for economic development. The International Centre for Research in Agroforestry is working with farming communities to increase ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:07
- Mechanisms and instruments of sustainable development
The present study aimed to aid government sector managers in Iran in their understanding of sustainable development mechanisms. Research was undertaken with 338 managers selected randomly from seven government ministries. The findings revealed that the ...
Abstract - dwardle - 2012-05-15 10:14
- Working with local NGOs: WaterAid's drinking water and sanitation programme in Nepal
This paper describes the evolution of WaterAid's programme of work in Nepal, based on the author's experiences while working as WaterAid's Representative Engineer in Nepal from January 1987 to April 1991. It examines how WaterAid's philosophy of working i ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:53
- Addressing urban poverty: increasing incomes, reducing costs, and securing representation
The paper considers the effectiveness of different strategies used in urban areas by development agencies to reduce poverty, including the relative merits of income generation and housing and neighbourhood improvement. Drawing on the findings of recent ca ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:05
- World Conservation Congress 2008: Climate Change, Islands, and In-situ Conservation
The author participated in the IUCN World Conservation Congress (5-14 October 2008), both the Forum events and pre-selected Learning Sessions, including forest carbon inventory, and multilateral negotiations. The sessions highlighted the importance of m ...
Abstract - dwardle - 2010-02-25 16:27
- Training for urban development
Academic urban development training programs tend to either train in town planning, where the focus is on the production of plans, or in urban studies, where the focus is on the development of urban areas; there is a need, the author argues, for training ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:56
- Institutional innovations for urban infrastructural development: the Indian scenario
As part of a human rights education campaign, the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC) fixed 700,000 posters throughout Bangladesh. This met with opposition from religious organisations. This paper investigates the nature and cause of the backlas ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:07
- Connecting smallholders with dynamic markets: a market information service in Zambia
Commodity markets have changed significantly in the past two decades, with smallholders increasingly requiring robust market intelligence to understand and secure benefit from the new environment. This article explores the approach to, and lessons stemm ...
Abstract - dwardle - 2011-08-05 15:39