Narrow down by keywords: Civil society
- The acceptability of immunisation in Somalia: What role does the community play in designing programme strategies?
As part of the global drive to achieve Universal Child Immunisation by l990 (UCI9O), Somalia launched a national immunisation programme for women and children. While access to it improved, actual demand for immunisation remained low. This paper reports th ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:53
- Help or hindrance: the role of UK-based NGOs in building technological capability in small-scale development projects
Technological capability underpins economic development, but analysis of interviews with workers in international, UK-based NGOs suggests that it is rarely addressed explicitly when considering support for development work. Instead, the core values of the ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:55
- 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
- Paolo Freire 1921-1997 - a philosophy of hope, a life of practice
The author gives a personal account of the importance of the late Paolo Freire's work and thinking. Freire's influence can be seen in many of the ideals and practices of educationalists, community workers, and specifically adult-literacy workers across th ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:58
- NGOs in a Global Future
This international NGO conference was held in Birmingham, England, in January 1999, to explore `the opportunities for civic action that global trends are creating for NGOs.' Discussions around NGOs and aid, capacity building, civil society, social capital ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:02
- Environment, advocacy, and community participation: MOPAWI in Honduras
MOPAWI is an NGO in La Mosquitia, Honduras, working with indigenous communities in the region to create ecological sustainability and to strengthen technical knowledge and resource management. This paper presents the findings of research into how MOPAWI h ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:04
- The Sudan experience of the Local Capacities for Peace Project
This paper examines the application of the Local Capacities for Peace framework in field operations in Sudan, and identifies lessons learned about planning and implementation in the World Vision programme over a 20-month period. This article is freely ava ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:06
- Who cares? the personal and professional problems of NGO fieldworkers in Bangladesh
This article highlights the personal and professional problems of NGO fieldworkers in Bangladesh. The paper draws on field research with the front-line workers of four NGOs, their clients, immediate superiors, and senior management. Fieldworkers face pers ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:08
- Paradoxes of institutionalisation: the depoliticisation of Bangladeshi NGOs
Through an analysis of how Bangladeshi NGOs have become institutionalised, the author examines patterns of bureaucratisation and professionalisation to argue that NGOs are part of a process of incorporation that mediates opposition to gender and other str ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:09
It has become a cliché that potential beneficiaries will tell aid agencies whatever they understand to be the current ‘Open Sesame’ discourse that will open up the treasure trove. This received wisdom is handed down by generations of ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-12-02 16:19