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- Establishing cooperatives for effective community development in rural China
The article presents the results of participatory monitoring and evaluation of projects which aimed to aid the establishment and development of 24 modern rural cooperatives in Shandan County, Gansu Province, China. The evaluation was designed to assess ...
Abstract - dwardle - 2012-11-27 12:50
- NGOs and multi-layered management of protected resources in Belize and Malaysia
Constrained largely by lack of resources – technical, financial, legal, and/or administrative – governments in developing countries often create multi-layered management structures to regulate and monitor protected resources. Such structures are created w ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:05
- Oxfam Australia’s experience of ‘bottom–up’ accountability
Oxfam’s experience suggests that ‘bottom–up’ accountability can be an important mechanism whereby men and women living in poverty can hold others to account. The first section of this article illustrates this with two examples of ...
Abstract - sally - 2009-11-19 12:15
- Public advocacy and people-centred advocacy: mobilising for social change
Public and people-centred advocacy are shaped by the political culture, social systems, and constitutional framework of the country in which they are practised. It is the practice of advocacy that determines the theory, and not vice versa. If advocacy is ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:06
- Global Connections: ‘A Tool for Active Citizenship’
As a result of globalisation and changing technologies, young people are increasingly required to engage with the broader world beyond their local and national communities. This raises significant questions about the ways and spaces young people will ne ...
Abstract - sally - 2009-11-19 12:20
- Mediators or partners? Practitioner perspectives on partnership
Partnership has become a key word in the jargon of international development. This article presents the results of research into the perspectives of Cambodian and Filipino NGO workers on their funding relationships. Largely confirming the negative literat ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:42
- Social capacity, sustainable development and older people: lessons from community-based care in Southeast Asia
While gender has become a central factor in development, age and older people are seldom considered, and many organisations assume a top-down, non-participatory model of care - even when these organisations are otherwise engaged in sustainable and partipa ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:06
- Over the border and under the radar: can illegal migrants be active citizens?
Active citizens can become a powerful driver of development by holding to popular account those who traditionally hold decision-making power at the local and national levels. Active citizenship draws from a long history of understanding the importance o ...
Abstract - sally - 2009-11-19 12:47
- Health programs for the disadvantaged: a psychosocial approach to barriers in the community
The implementation of health programmes by external health professionals (`givers') in disadvantaged communities (`receivers') faces a variety of interactional barriers, some of which can be appreciated within the framework of the doctor-patient relations ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:53
- Should they be committed? motivating volunteers in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Expatriate volunteers in Phnom Penh, Cambodia work in a country where many of their fellow expatriates are paid considerably more than they are. Such volunteers often find that the financial disparities affect the perceptions that people have of them. Thi ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:08