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- An innovative community-based waste disposal scheme in Hyderabad
The author highlights a community participation scheme in Hyderabad, India, which allowed informal sector workers, organised by the Municipality, to take steps towards a more cost-effective and ecocentric method of waste management. This article also appe ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:59
- The role of self-help groups in empowering disabled women: a case study in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
The literature on self-help groups (SHGs) shows a mixed record on empowering women both economically and socially, while the literature on Women with Disabilities (WWDs) highlights the problems of isolation that exacerbate their disadvantages. This arti ...
Abstract - dwardle - 2010-11-07 19:57
- Working with local NGOs: WaterAid's drinking water and sanitation programme in Nepal
This paper describes the evolution of WaterAid's programme of work in Nepal, based on the author's experiences while working as WaterAid's Representative Engineer in Nepal from January 1987 to April 1991. It examines how WaterAid's philosophy of working i ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:53
- Implementing and evaluating microcredit in Bangladesh
Microcredit has been introduced to rural communities in Bangladesh as a means of economic and social development, but there are increasing doubts about its effectiveness and suggestions that it causes domestic abuse. A review of various studies indicates ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:08
- Educating the (neo-liberal) citizen: reflections from India
Citizenship has gained considerable popular currency in development and is increasingly being used to represent its objectives and outcomes. The popular conceptualisations of citizenship have not remained unaffected by neo-liberalism, which has establis ...
Abstract - dwardle - 2012-05-15 10:13
- 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
- Development Hegemony: NGOs and the State in India
Author: Kamat, Sangeeta Publisher: New Delhi: OUP, 2002, ISBN 019 565692 X, 18 ...
Book review - admin - 2009-10-18 20:49
- Empowering rural women's groups for strengthening economic linkages: some Indian experiments
Describing two models for the development of informal women's groups in Orissa and Kerala, India, the author discusses how it is possible to avoid the `top-down management' and bureaucracy that often contribute to the failure of other schemes. Informal se ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:00
- Local voices on community radio: a study of ‘Our Lumbini’ in Nepal
This article explores local involvement in community radio and the changes that it has brought to the lives of ordinary people in Nepal. We argue that since Nepal’s first independent radio licence was granted in 1997, community radio has become an ...
Abstract - dwardle - 2010-11-07 20:34
- 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