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- Microfinance and women's empowerment: A lesson from India
This article describes an NGO project intended to empower scheduled caste women working in the silk-reeling industry in India through the provision of microfinance. It documents the impact that the project had on their economic and social status over a pe ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:09
- Sustaining livelihoods in complex emergencies: experiences of Sri Lanka
This article examines the role of context-specific factors that help to perpetuate the vulnerability of conflict-affected people. The discussion revolves around key concepts of household livelihood security, resilience building, income diversification, ...
Abstract - dwardle - 2010-02-25 17:46
- 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
- Decommissioning dams in India: a comparative assessment of Mullaperiyar and other cases
With the ruefully anticipated breakdown of the Mullaperiyar dam in Kerala as the central issue, this article debates the decommissioning of large dams in India. Drawing on other examples of dam breakdown and decommissioning cases from India and the USA, ...
Abstract - dwardle - 2013-04-30 12:12
- Learning from experience in urban programming: the case of SHAHAR Project in Bangladesh
The article offers a reflective analysis of various problems encountered and lessons learned in implementing a programme to improve the livelihood security of the urban poor in Bangladesh. The study is based on the author’s involvement as an exter ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:51
- Questioning the critics: the case of BRAC and other credit programmes in Bangladesh
Drawing from the experiences of BRAC in Bangladesh, the author highlights some of the major areas of controversy around micro-credit organisations, specifically criticising points made by Ben Rogaly (in Development in Practice 6(2)). Arguing that further ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:57
- Engaging elite support for the poorest? BRAC's Targeted Ultra Poor programme for rural women in Bangladesh
This article draws preliminary lessons from the experience of engaging village elites in support of a BRAC programme for ultra-poor women in rural Bangladesh. It describes the origins, aims, and operation of this programme, which provides comprehensive li ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:05
- Gender Relations in Forest Societies in Asia: Patriarchy at Odds
Author: Kelkar, Govind, Dev Nathan, and Pierre Walter (eds.) Publisher: New De ...
Book review - admin - 2009-10-18 20:49
- Real-time research: decolonising research practices – or just another spectacle of researcher–practitioner collaboration?
This article examines the experiences and outcomes from collaboration between a group of researchers and a Northern NGO to improve recovery work in Sri Lanka after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami disaster. A Real-Time Research methodology was established ...
Abstract - dwardle - 2010-11-07 19:32
- Defining empowerment: perspectives from international development organisations
Empowerment has become a mainstream concept in international development but lacks clear definition, which can undermine development initiatives aimed at strengthening empowerment as a route to poverty reduction. In the present article, written narrativ ...
Abstract - dwardle - 2012-03-30 16:09