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- Integrating participatory elements into conventional research projects: measuring the costs and benefits
Until recently, participatory and conventional approaches to agricultural research have been regarded as more or less antagonistic. This article presents evidence from three sub-projects of a Thai-Vietnamese-German collaborative research programme on 'Sus ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:00
- Gender and evidence-based planning: the CIET methods
Epidemiological combined with experiential evidence from communities can produce important and sometimes surprising insights into gender relations, to inform policies that address changing needs. CIET has standardised a community-based cross-design for ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:46
- Communication is not enough
The main purpose of extension work is to assist and encourage learning, and current thinking on the way adults learn suggests that the social context in which the learning takes place and the attitudes of the target group are as integral to their learning ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:53
- Critical reflections on rapid and participatory rural appraisal
The paper addresses the question of the purpose of Rapid Rural Appraisal and Participatory Rural Appraisal (RRA/PRA). It outlines three broad contexts in which these are undertaken in practice. It then considers some of the challenges facing PRA. These in ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:57
- Whose terms? Observations on `development management' in an English city
Using the example of a project in Sheffield intended to promote user-involvement and participation in planning healthcare services, the author criticises the failure of the project to actually provide any forum for user-participation. The structures used ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:59
- The Participatory Change Process: a capacity building model from a US NGO
This paper describes the Participatory Change Process (PCP), a model that promotes the formation and action of sustainable grassroots organisations in poor and marginalised communities, using participatory learning and action methods to provide people wit ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:03
- Northern NGO advocacy: perceptions, reality, and the challenge
This article reports the results of and conclusions from a survey of Northern NGOs conducted during 1998 and 1999 for the purposes of testing generalised criticisms of Northern NGO advocacy and providing benchmarks further research on the policy impact of ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:05
- Community development: Freire and Grameen in the Barrowfield Project, Glasgow, Scotland
This article is an attempt to examine one of the better-known failures in UK community development – the Barrowfield Project in Glasgow (1986–1996) – and to compare and contrast it with other attempts at community development, especially some associated w ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:07
- Organisational Learning: a borrowed toolbox?
Learning organisations and their focus on fundamental change have been seen as having considerable potential for making organisations more gender equitable and improving their capacity to undertake development or human rights work that is not gender-biase ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:09
- Gurus, Hired Guns and Warm Bodies: Itinerant Experts in a Knowledge Economy
Author: Barley, Stephen and Gideon Kunda Publisher: Princeton, NJ and Oxford: ...
Book review - admin - 2009-12-22 08:52