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- Addressing challenges of social assistance schemes: rights-based approach in Orissa, India
The present article documents the programme strategy that has been used to address the challenges of social assistance schemes in Orissa, India. Key aspects of the strategy are: community mobilisation; use of mobile technology, web and media for communi ...
Abstract - dwardle - 2012-05-14 17:02
- Appraisal of methods to evaluate farmer field schools
The need to increase agricultural sustainability has induced the government of India to promote the adoption of integrated pest management (IPM). An evaluation of cotton-based conventional and IPM farming systems was conducted in India (2002-2004). The fa ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:00
- Environmental leadership training for Asia
There was a split between North and South over environmental issues at the 1992 Earth Summit. A similar rift may re-emerge as British ODA opens management of its training programmes to competition in 1993. Emerging environmental training institutions in A ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:54
- Mainstreaming gender in the police: the Maharashtra experience
This paper offers an insight into the creative ways in which a major social institution in one of the most progressive States in India has attempted to take gender issues on board. The Maharashtra Police Force has taken a major step towards empowering wom ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:59
- A trail-finding project: lessons in project design
The paper argues the case for innovative trail-setting projects and reviews the experience of the North Bengal Terai Development Project (India). It summariss several of its lessons: creating the conditions for 'in-project' cost effectiveness, managing go ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:08
- Disaster Management and Civil Society: Earthquake Relief in Japan, Turkey and India
Author: Özerdem, Alpaslan and Jacoby, Tim Publisher: International Library o ...
Book review - admin - 2009-10-18 20:57
- Combating the menace of food insecurity: the experience of West Bengal
The Indian government is implementing a package of food-based safety-net programmes to resist disastrous food insecurity. Crucial programmes are (1) the Targeted Public Distribution Scheme, (2) the wage-employment programme (direct cash transfer as wage ...
Abstract - dwardle - 2011-08-16 09:57
- Practising Buddhism in a development context: Sri Lanka's Sarvódaya movement
Development practice should be centred on human relations governed by a spirit of cooperation, kindness and compassion, rather than on purely economic concerns. The Sarvódaya Shramadána movement, a grassroots Buddhist-based development mov ...
Abstract - dwardle - 2012-07-12 13:57
- Using Key Informant Monitoring in Safe Motherhood Programming in Nepal
The article discusses the methodology and application of the Key Informant Monitoring (KIM) tool as used by the Nepal Safer Motherhood Project (NSMP). NSMP aims to achieve sustained increase in the uptake of midwifery and essential obstetric care services ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:45
- Business links through NGOs: an Indian experiment in rural development
A case study is presented of the Self Employed Women's Association (SEWA) in Gujarat, India, which has taken on responsibility for providing marketing support to the Development of Women and Children in Rural Areas groups in the Banaskantha district. It i ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:56