Narrow down by keywords: South Asia
- Redefining development for national security: implications for civil society
The effects of counter-terrorism legislation on civil society organisations (CSOs) based in the South have received little attention in the wider literature. This article reports on the findings of a series of international workshops to examine the effe ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-12-10 14:53
- Collaboration in delivering education: relations between governments and NGOs in South Asia
Collaboration between governments and non-state providers of basic services is increasingly a focus of attention by international agencies and national policy makers. The intention of such collaboration is to support common goals for achieving universal ...
Abstract - dwardle - 2010-06-23 15:40
- Programmes for the promotion of home herbal gardens: what challenges ahead?
In recent years, increasing attention has been given to home herbal gardens (HHG) and numerous projects have been carried out. Despite this, the active participation of villagers in the cultivation of medicinal plants in HHGs is not very high. The prese ...
Abstract - dwardle - 2012-03-30 16:05
- 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
- Capacity-building: the making of a curry
Organisational capacity-building may be so focused on the hope for an improved future that it unwittingly fails to draw upon key learning from past experience. Reflection upon and public affirmation of those moments in organisational life when members fel ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:58
- Urban crisis in India: new initiatives for sustainable cities
At 300 million, the urban population of India is still less than one third of its total population. It is projected that by 2045 nearly 800 million Indians will be living in its cities - more than the total population of the whole of present-day Europe. A ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:07
- Institutional development in practice: a case-study from the Tibetan refugee community
Author: Thomas Fisher, Vijay Mahajan, and Tsering Topgyal Issue: ...
Book review - admin - 2009-10-18 20:54
- A confluence of Fair Trade and organic agriculture in southern India
Although the confluence of Fair Trade and organic agriculture has become a salient phenomenon, they contradict each other at the production level: Fair Trade focuses on specific products, while organic agriculture targets production units. This article ...
Abstract - dwardle - 2011-06-22 16:37
- The life a person lives: religion, well-being and development in India
This paper argues that discussion of religion and development sees religion in over-institutionalised ways and is biased towards Christianity over other traditions. It explores this through analysis of the World Bank-sponsored study, Voices of the Poor, ...
Abstract - dwardle - 2012-07-12 13:37
- Democratic decentralisation and poverty reduction in Madhya Pradesh: searching for an institutional equilibrium
This paper reviews the lessons of democratic decentralisation in Madhya Pradesh (MP), a poor and semi-feudal Indian state that emerged as a leader and bold experimenter in institutional design in the 1990s. Despite inauspicious beginnings, political leade ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:43