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- Re-defining community - state partnership in natural resource management: a case from India
This article examines the role of state in the Joint Forest Management (JFM) programme in the northern province of Haryana in India. In the past two decades, significant developments pertaining to institutional reforms in promoting community - state partn ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:44
- Women targeted and women negated: an aspect of the environmental movement in Bangladesh
In Bangladesh, government organisations and non-governmental organisations are implementing programmes and energy-saving projects in an effort to save the environment. This article examines such programmes in the specific area of improved stove technology ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:56
- A participatory approach to evaluating the impact of NGOs on development in Nepal
This paper describes a technique used to evaluate an NGO support and development project in Nepal. The project has been operating since 2000 or before in five Districts of Nepal and has the primary objective of assisting NGOs to work more closely with t ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:02
- Institutional evolution and the impact of training and communication in Joint Forest Management
In 1999, with a view to strengthening the JFM arrangement, the Gujarat State Forest Department, in collaboration with the Aga Khan Foundation, initiated a nodal agency called the JFM cell. Its mandate is to assist in strengthening and expanding JFM in Guj ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:09
- Making housemaid remittances work for low-income families in Sri Lanka
In rural Sri Lanka, remittances from housemaids working in the Middle East figure prominently in household livelihood strategies. This article examines the impact of housemaid remittances on living standards and suggests measures to maximise the benefit ...
Abstract - dwardle - 2010-02-25 16:00
- Can microcredit worsen poverty? Cases of exacerbated poverty in Bangladesh
Worldwide, microcredit has been recognised as a successful innovation in poverty alleviation. However, some claim that microcredit exacerbates poverty in developing countries. This study examines cases in Bangladesh where microcredit has actually worsen ...
Abstract - dwardle - 2012-02-07 13:12
- Dynamics of multi-local gifts: practices of humanitarian giving in post-tsunami Sri Lanka
This paper explores the paradox of gift giving in privately initiated forms of post-disaster aid. The paradox emerges from the gap that arises between ideals of the altruistic gift, and its practices in the actual implementation in a complex and multi-l ...
Abstract - dwardle - 2013-07-05 12:23
- Attacking social exclusion: combining rehabilitative and preventive approaches to leprosy in Bangladesh
Based on primary research on the applicability of social exclusion frameworks to the experiences of people with leprosy in Bangladesh, this article compares two means of intervention: health education of society, and socio-economic rehabilitation of indiv ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:52
- A reply
The author replies to Hasan Zaman's comments (in the same issue of the journal) about micro-credit organisations. Author: Rogaly, Ben ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:57
- 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