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- Editorial (21.7)
At whatever level we are working, or researching, it is probably a truism that development is a slow business. Recently a UN official said to me that there is no appetite for longer term solutions to the socio-political structural issues which maintain ...
Abstract - dwardle - 2011-11-29 14:45
- Europe and the South in the Twenty-First Century: Challenges for Renewed Co-operation
The author reports on the triennial conference of the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI), held in Paris in 1999. He found a disturbing lack of historical analysis and awareness, and a surprising dearth of discussio ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:03
- Trends in UK NGOs: a research note
This paper reports on some of the generic findings arising from research being undertaken in the UK, South Africa, and Uganda into the ways in which the management tools currently promoted by official donors are passed down the aid chain, through UK NGOs, ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:10
- The ethics of immigration controls: issues for development NGOs
It can be argued that immigration restrictions constitute a form of 'global apartheid', ensuring that poorer sections of world society are prevented, by legal and physical force, from sharing in the world's sum of riches. This article seeks to develop thi ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:54
- Revisiting the Paris Declaration Agenda – an inclusive, realistic orientation for aid effectiveness
The progress in endeavours to achieve the commitments of the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness has been slow. This paper explains the challenges faced by the aid effectiveness agenda and discusses why and how it needs to be revisited. In order to e ...
Abstract - dwardle - 2011-11-29 13:13
- NGOs, corporate social responsibility, and social accountability: Inditex vs. Clean Clothes
Markets and businesses are undergoing major changes as globalisation deepens. Pressure from diverse social groups, both environmental and economic, is changing the operating environment. Many corporations are interested in devising social-responsibility s ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:05
- More than a token gesture: NGOs and trade unions campaigning for a common cause
With the passage of the 1999 Asylum and Immigration Act in the UK, a system of vouchers for all new asylum seekers was to be introduced from April 2000. These vouchers were widely regarded as iniquitous in that they discriminated against an already vulner ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:11
- Participatory appraisal in the UK urban health sector: keeping faith with perceived needs
Rapid Rural Appraisal (RRA) and Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) emerged in the context of working with rural communities in developing countries. But the principles of participation and of action-oriented research are equally valid for development wor ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:56
- Editorial (21.8)
As we come to an end of 2011, will the year mark a historical turning point for international development as we know it, or will this corner not be reached for a couple of years yet? The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) international summit was held ...
Abstract - dwardle - 2012-02-07 13:04
- Diasporas as 'agents of development': transforming brain drain into brain gain? The Dutch example
This article is based on research that explored and analysed the potential role of diasporas in development aid in the Netherlands. The research adopted the hypothesis that development agencies could benefit from the knowledge, skills, and views of diaspo ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:05