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NGOs and the dynamics of the Egyptian labour market

This article discusses the role NGOs play, not in their traditional role as service providers, but as employers in the Egyptian labour market. Over the last two decades, NGOs have been offering attractive job opportunities to middle-class professionals wh ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:03

Islamism, Secularism and Human Rights in the Middle East

Author:  Monshipouri, Mahmood Issue:  Volume 9, ...

Book review - admin - 2009-12-08 09:19

Adult learning and literacy learning for livelihoods: some international perspectives

Based on the contemporary interest in developing new adult literacy learning programmes based on ‘literacy for livelihoods’, this paper examines some case studies from New Zealand, Bangladesh, and Egypt of literacy being used in livelihoods, and relates t ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:03

Palestinian youth and non-formal service-learning: a model for personal development, long-term engagement, and peace building

Palestinian youth face developmental, cultural, and political barriers that impede them from fully engaging in civic life. Non-traditional, youth-centred pedagogies of engagement, like community-based service-learning, have shown their potential to moti ...

Abstract - dwardle - 2011-08-05 15:18

Pastoral development and the use of para-vets in southern Sudan

Pastoralism in Sudan has produced complex and varied livestock management systems, finely adapted to local environmental conditions. The isolation of pastoral communities has made it difficult for development agencies to form working relationships with th ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:04

The functioning of the Egyptian food-subsidy system during food-price shocks

Egypt has an extensive system of food subsidies which provides bread and other basic staples to the population at low prices. This article examines the functioning of the food-subsidy system during two recent periods of rapid food-price inflation to eva ...

Abstract - dwardle - 2011-08-16 09:46

NGOs: between buzzwords and social movements

The associations that the term 'NGO' has acquired in development discourse need to be critically analysed in relation to practice on the ground. Drawing on an analysis of the rise of NGOs in Palestine, the author suggests that the development of the NGO m ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:06

Editorial (21.7)

At whatever level we are working, or researching, it is probably a truism that development is a slow business. Recently a UN official said to me that there is no appetite for longer term solutions to the socio-political structural issues which maintain ...

Abstract - dwardle - 2011-11-29 14:45