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- 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
- 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
- Participatory technology development in agricultural mechanisation in Nepal: how it happened and lessons learned
International Wheat and Maize Improvement Center (CIMMYT) projects on new resource-conservation technologies (RCTs) in the Indo-Gangetic Plains of Nepal aimed to strengthen equity of access, poverty reduction, and gender orientation in current rural mecha ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:00
- Challenging conventional views on mobile telecommunications investment: evidence from conflict zones
Huge amounts are being invested in information and communication technologies (ICTs) such as mobile phones and their telecommunications infrastructure. Development agencies provide a conventional view on the ‘climate’ needed to encourage suc ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-10-28 18:34
- An innovative community-based waste disposal scheme in Hyderabad
The author highlights a community participation scheme in Hyderabad, India, which allowed informal sector workers, organised by the Municipality, to take steps towards a more cost-effective and ecocentric method of waste management. This article also appe ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:59
- Indigenous floating cultivation: a sustainable agricultural practice in the wetlands of Bangladesh
Floating-bed cultivation has proved a successful means to produce agricultural crops in different wetland areas of the world. In freshwater lakes and wetlands, vegetables, flowers and seedlings are grown in Bangladesh using this floating cultivation techn ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:03
- 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
- Participatory content creation: voice, communication, and development
This article uses the example of a mobile mixed-media platform – a converted three-wheeled auto-rickshaw – in Sri Lanka in order to explore whether and how content-creation activities can enable marginalised communities to have a voice. It d ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-10-01 13:41
- Negotiating power: community media, democracy, and the public sphere
Given the centrality of communication to society, who ‘owns’ the media, who gets to speak on behalf of whom, and to what end are critical issues. The regression of ‘mainstream’ media from ‘watchdogs’ of democracies to ...
Abstract - anna - 2009-10-01 16:43
- What determines poverty transition? An investigation of women livestock farmers in Bangladesh
This article evaluates poverty transition using self-assessment in a quasi-experimental framework. Data are drawn from a survey conducted in 2006 of 400 women who were the beneficiaries of a poverty-alleviation programme which involved longer-term inter ...
Abstract - dwardle - 2011-06-27 13:21