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- ‘Strong nets catch fish’: promoting pro-poor partnerships in Bangladesh
Harriet Matsaert, Zahir Ahmed, and Shah Abdus Salam This paper describes the experiences of a small Bangladeshi NGO in using actor-oriented tools to focus on key people and partnerships in project planning, monitoring, and evaluation. The approach has he ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:03
- Health programs for the disadvantaged: a psychosocial approach to barriers in the community
The implementation of health programmes by external health professionals (`givers') in disadvantaged communities (`receivers') faces a variety of interactional barriers, some of which can be appreciated within the framework of the doctor-patient relations ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:53
- Disaster Management and Civil Society: Earthquake Relief in Japan, Turkey and India
Author: Özerdem, Alpaslan and Jacoby, Tim Publisher: International Library o ...
Book review - admin - 2009-10-18 20:57
- PRA in the shade of the mango groves
The results and discussions are presented of a participatory rural appraisal workshop held at the Sothuparai Reservoir Project, Tamil Nadu, India. The workshop was held at the heart of the dam site in the dense mango groves with farmers from two differe ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:56
- Engaging elite support for the poorest? BRAC's Targeted Ultra Poor programme for rural women in Bangladesh
This article draws preliminary lessons from the experience of engaging village elites in support of a BRAC programme for ultra-poor women in rural Bangladesh. It describes the origins, aims, and operation of this programme, which provides comprehensive li ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:05
- Population policy and reproductive choice in South Asia
In September 1992 a workshop was held in Oxford, bringing together activists, researchers and academics with the joint aims of sharing diverse perspectives on South Asia's population policies as well as revising a research proposal on all aspects of women ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:54
- Developing small production and marketing enterprises: mushroom contract farming in Bangladesh
This article presents a case study of an activity implemented under the FAO component of the Local Partnerships for Urban Poverty Alleviation Project funded by UNDP in Bangladesh. In Mymensingh city the project is linking poor urban dwellers with a nich ...
Abstract - sally - 2009-10-20 16:01
- Questioning the critics: the case of BRAC and other credit programmes in Bangladesh
Drawing from the experiences of BRAC in Bangladesh, the author highlights some of the major areas of controversy around micro-credit organisations, specifically criticising points made by Ben Rogaly (in Development in Practice 6(2)). Arguing that further ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:57
- The lost 1990s? Personal reflections on a history of participatory technology development
This article traces a history of agricultural participatory research, largely from the author's personal experience. Participatory research in the 1970s was mostly led by disciplinary scientists, and characterised by innovative activities and open academi ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:00
- Taking the power out of empowerment - an experiential account
This article traces the centuries-long evolution of the concept and practice of empowerment, its adoption by radical social movements, especially women’s movements from the 1970s onwards, and its conversion, by the late 1990s, into a buzzword. Situating t ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:05