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- 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
- Prospects for NGOs in China
This article explores the prospects for indigenous and foreign NGOs in post-Mao China. The structural complexity of the emerging NGO sector in China is illustrated by a typology of the new social organisations which have flourished in the last ten years. ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:55
- Institutional development in practice: a case-study from the Tibetan refugee community
There is growing interest in organisational and institutional development, or capacity-building, but little understanding of what these involve in practice. This article provides a case-study of a successful long-term programme of institutional developmen ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:56
- Partnership: a new name in development Cupertino
Since the 1960s, `partnership' has been a stated aim of NGOs, and the authors discuss how the concept of partnership has developed over the last 30 years. The type of relationship partners should have and the type of institution, government or group that ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:57
- Northern words, Southern readings
The authors describe the phenomena of `perverse inertias' - effects and tendencies which are the opposite of what was intended - in the context of Southern responses to Northern NGOs. Two specific impacts on recipient populations are discussed. `The proje ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:59
- NGOs as development partners to the corporates: child football stitchers in Pakistan
Interest in partnerships between international NGOs and the corporate sector is growing as both sectors see their roles changing in response to increasing consumer awareness about social, environmental, and human rights issues. This article presents the c ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:03
- Campaigning: a fashion or the best way to change the global agenda?
NGO campaigns have become increasingly high profile in recent years. Three contemporary examples are critically examined (Brent Spar, landmines, and international debt), both in terms of the various ingredients behind their success, and in relation to the ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:06
- Sustainable development and democracy in the megacities
Using Lima as an example, the author analyses the meaning of sustainable development and how grassroots community-based organisations can contribute to its achievement in megacities. Demands are today made of cities and countries of the South to develop i ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:07
- Childhood poverty and evidence-based policy engagement in Ethiopia
This article explores efforts to bridge multi-disciplinary research and policy engagement to tackle child poverty in the contexts of developing countries, based on the experiences of Young Lives, an international longitudinal policy-research project. It f ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-10-28 18:35
- Organising home-based workers in the global economy: An action-research approach
This article describes an action-research project which has the multiple objectives of mapping the range of home-based work in different countries, investigating the ways in which such work is embodied in local or international production chains, and deve ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:10