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- Agrarian reform: a continuing imperative or an anachronism?
Agrarian reform or land reform has virtually disappeared from the international development agenda since the 1980s. However, many people's organisations (POs) and NGOs in Third World countries are attempting to restore it as a development priority and pol ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:56
- El Niño: An adaptive response to build social and ecological resilience
Experience from adaptive and community-based resource management suggests that building resilience into both human and ecological systems is an effective way to cope with environmental change. El Niño phenomena are increasingly signaled in advanc ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-12-10 10:38
- Social Network Analysis to evaluate organisational networks on sexual health and rights
There are many challenges in evaluating international networks. The use of conventional tools can be difficult and often provides less than useful information. Social Network Analysis offers benefits for network evaluators by allowing for documentation ...
Abstract - dwardle - 2012-02-07 13:13
- Community participation in local governance in Cambodia: learning from the village networks approach
Cambodia has embarked on a process of decentralisation and democratisation, including the establishment of elected Commune Councils in early 2002. Given the lack of a tradition of encouraging civic participation in public affairs, however, there was initi ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:05
- Women and Migration in Asia: Migrant Women and Work, Volume 4
Author: Agrawal, Anuja (ed.) Publisher: Sage Publications, India, 2006, ISBN: ...
Book review - admin - 2009-12-07 09:21
- 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
- Private sector development in a transition economy: the case of Vietnam
Since Vietnam introduced its Doi Moi reform policy in 1986, the development of the private sector has been a main policy concern for the government and the ruling Communist Party. The main development challenge for Vietnam is how to sustain economic growt ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:50
- Should they be committed? motivating volunteers in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Expatriate volunteers in Phnom Penh, Cambodia work in a country where many of their fellow expatriates are paid considerably more than they are. Such volunteers often find that the financial disparities affect the perceptions that people have of them. Thi ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:08
- The Multidimensional Poverty Assessment Tool: a new framework for measuring rural poverty
The Multidimensional Poverty Assessment Tool (MPAT) measures fundamental dimensions of rural poverty in order to support poverty-alleviation efforts in the less developed world. This article’s primary purpose is to introduce MPAT and describe its ...
Abstract - dwardle - 2010-11-07 21:01
- Commercial sex and the single girl: women's empowerment through economic development in Thailand
The author presents the views of Thailand's Population and Community Development Association (PDA - Thailand's largest NGO) about how to provide women attracted to the commercial sex industry (CSI) with economically viable alternatives to this accepted (i ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:58