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- World views in peace building: a post-conflict reconstruction challenge in Cambodia
This article explores post-conflict reconstruction in Cambodia through an analysis of both the dangers of liberal peace building and the positive role that training in capacity building plays in war-torn societies. The central question addressed is how ...
Abstract - dwardle - 2010-02-25 16:03
- Money, power, and donor-NGO partnerships
The term 'partnership' can be considered something of a Trojan Horse, disguising the reality of the complex relationships in imbalances of power and inequality, often expressed through the control of one 'partner' over the other. With particular referen ...
Abstract - dwardle - 2010-05-04 17:37
- Changing the world of development research? An insight into theory and practice
Development research has been through many stages over the past few decades and during this time has experienced fluctuating appreciation by development practice. There is an increasing gap between different ways of doing development research. For some, ...
Abstract - dwardle - 2010-11-07 18:03
- Handle with care: engaging with faith-based organisations in development
Religious faith has always had an intense but uneasy relationship with development. Donors are currently seeking greater engagement with faith-based organisations (FBOs). This positive shift needs careful consideration. Faith can be a powerful – b ...
Abstract - dwardle - 2011-06-21 14:29
- Subsistence farming as a safety net for food-price shocks
Governments need the capacity to manage price instability and its social consequences; but in countries where people suffer most, they are least able to respond, because of limited fiscal and institutional resources. This article argues that policies us ...
Abstract - dwardle - 2011-08-15 15:44
- Physically disabled women's creditworthiness in Village Development Fund: evidence from Thailand
The Village Development Fund (VDF) is used in Thailand to empower the rural poor, especially women living with disabilities. This article investigates the problems of gaining access to credit faced by physically disabled women in rural Thailand. In-dept ...
Abstract - dwardle - 2011-08-16 11:53
- Is the doctor on? In search of users for medical software in rural Himalayas
The Indian healthcare sector provides ripe ground for development as access to high-quality and timely medical diagnosis remains unrequited among its vast rural populace. With an acute shortage of doctors in rural areas, medical diagnostic software has ...
Abstract - dwardle - 2012-03-30 16:07
- Listening to Iraqi refugee children in Jordan, but then what? Exploring the impact of participatory research with children
Following the American-led invasion of Iraq, thousands of Iraqis fled to Jordan and the international donor community initiated humanitarian assistance. Through a unique partnership, three organisations conducted participatory research with Iraqi childr ...
Abstract - dwardle - 2012-06-13 16:07
- Impact assessment in the Sustainable Livelihood Framework
The use of impact assessment can be characterised on a scale with ‘proving impact’ on one side and ‘improving practices’ on the other. Even though this is not an either/or scale, the two often do not combine automatically. In thi ...
Abstract - dwardle - 2012-08-16 10:10
- Fostering rural sense of place: the missing piece in Uturu, Nigeria
This article argues that the absence of a sense of place in rural Nigeria impedes development. It uses the case of Uturu to show that understanding the relationships people share with natural features and phenomena around them is important in their deve ...
Abstract - dwardle - 2013-04-30 12:10