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- Communication for social change in Latin America: contexts, theories, and experiences
The author highlights the contributions of four Latin American thinkers and activists in relation to communication for social change. Arguing that development activities are about communicating on various levels, and are deeply embedded in the cultures of ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:42
- Learning from experience in urban programming: the case of SHAHAR Project in Bangladesh
The article offers a reflective analysis of various problems encountered and lessons learned in implementing a programme to improve the livelihood security of the urban poor in Bangladesh. The study is based on the author’s involvement as an exter ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:51
- Women in Development Europe
The Annual General Assembly of Women in Development Europe (WIDE) took place in Madrid in March 1993. WIDE has members from 13 countries, mainly EC member states. The conference focused on `Women, Human Rights and Development' and the author briefly descr ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:54
- Communication and intervention: an overview of longhouse politics in Sarawak, East Malaysia
The discrepancy between the goals of political policies and in beneficiaries is apparent in rural development. One reason is the lack of political clout by rural people themselves to influence policy decisions that affect their livelihoods. If rural devel ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:55
- Sustainability is not about money!: the case of the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry
With specific reference to the BCCI, the author argues that equating sustainability with financial self-sufficiency can lead development organisations to sacrifice or compromise their development work in order to generate revenue. The BCCI was funded by U ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:57
- Pre-departure briefing for aid workers
This Research Round-Up provides a brief literature review of the use of pre-departure briefings (PDBs) for NGO staff delivering overseas aid programmes, especially from the point of view of Australian NGOs. The professionalism, productivity and effectiven ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:59
- Knowledge and learning in online networks in development: a social capital perspective
The paper examines whether the concept of social capital can facilitate our understanding of online networks in development. Much of the knowledge generation and social learning in development takes place in networks, which are increasingly online. Althou ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:02
- Organisational change from two perspectives: gender and organisational development
By exploring two approaches to organisational change, gender and organisational development (OD), the author argues that OD is flawed since it perpetuates existing gender inequalities by failing to address them. By contrast, the gender approach brings cha ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:05
- Violence, fear, and development in Latin America: a critical overview
This introduction presents the core concepts that shape this special issue on the impact of violence and the processes of development in Central and South America. The understanding of development is considered in terms broader than the economic context a ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:06
- Learning leaders: the key to learning organisations
Learning and knowledge management are crucial capacities for many NGOs. This article attempts to answer such questions as: why is learning seen as so important for NGOs? How do successful NGOs actually learn? And what role do key individuals or leaders pl ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:09