Narrow down by keywords: Aid, East Asia
- Accountability and effectiveness of NGOs: adapting business tools successfully
The central argument of this paper is that many of the tools developed to strengthen for-profit businesses can be applied to NGOs to make them more effective and accountable. The paper addresses a gap in the development literature by defining and describi ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:02
- African Perspectives on China in Africa
Author: Manji, Firoze and Stephen Marks Publisher: Nairobi and Oxford: Fahamu, ...
Book review - admin - 2009-12-10 09:20
- Gender justice: the World Bank’s new approach to the poor?
Gender inequality is now widely acknowledged as an important factor in the spread and entrenchment of poverty. This article examines the World Development Report 2000/01 as the World Bank’s blueprint for addressing poverty in the twenty-first century alon ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:03
- Why is development work so straight? Heteronormativity in the international development industry
International development work has both reinforced and challenged inequalities related to sexuality and gender. The concept of heteronormativity is a promising frame for understanding these dynamics. This article starts with a description of the history ...
Abstract - dwardle - 2011-06-06 16:45
- Mediators or partners? Practitioner perspectives on partnership
Partnership has become a key word in the jargon of international development. This article presents the results of research into the perspectives of Cambodian and Filipino NGO workers on their funding relationships. Largely confirming the negative literat ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:42
- 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
- Mainstreaming globalisation in Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers in the Asia-Pacific region
This paper examines the extent to which the key elements of globalisation, such as international trade, investments, foreign aid, transnational labour migration and tourism have been mainstreamed into the Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSPs) in the ...
Abstract - dwardle - 2011-11-29 13:20
- Post-conflict pro-poor private sector development: the case of Timor-Leste
Post-conflict recovery and development is the subject of current attention and a major challenge is that of post-conflict economic development, which is central to reducing poverty and improving local livelihoods. In this regard, many post-conflict develo ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:48
- Community-managed rice banks: lessons from Laos
Rice banks are increasingly used in South-East Asia as a means of addressing seasonal food crises facing poor communities. Despite general agreement about the effectiveness of community-managed rice banks in improving food security, there has been almost ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:05
- Establishing cooperatives for effective community development in rural China
The article presents the results of participatory monitoring and evaluation of projects which aimed to aid the establishment and development of 24 modern rural cooperatives in Shandan County, Gansu Province, China. The evaluation was designed to assess ...
Abstract - dwardle - 2012-11-27 12:50