Participatory Development Practice

Using Traditional and Contemporary Frameworks


Author: Anthony Kelly,Peter Westoby

Publisher: Practical Action

ISBN: 9781853399992

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 382

From indigenous people's groups, classroom teachers, and local and international community workers comes the desire to build community. Participatory Development Practice provides a theoretical and applied base for rethinking development practice that is deeply influenced by a 'community' development tradition.

Participatory Development Communication

A West African Agenda


Author: Guy Bessette,International Development Research Centre (Canada)

Publisher: IDRC

ISBN: 0889368023

Category: Communication in economic development

Page: 154

View: 3293

Participatory Development Communication: A West African agenda

Participatory Development

ADF-funded Projects


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Economic assistance, American

Page: N.A

View: 4702

Power and Participatory Development

Theory and Practice


Author: Nici Nelson,Susan Wright

Publisher: Intermediate Technology


Category: Political Science

Page: 225

View: 4421

This book explores the power dimensions of participatory development and research, and examines what shifts in power within communities and institutions are needed for participatory ideas to be effective.

Participatory Development in Kenya


Author: Dr Robert Craig Strathdee,Ms Josephine Syokau Mwanzia

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409488683

Category: Science

Page: 200

View: 2221

Participatory Development (PDev) has been embraced by Third World governments and international organizations such as the World Bank as a means to reduce poverty and empower disadvantaged communities. The emphasis on creating partnerships and using participatory and people-centred approaches has obvious political appeal, yet there is evidence that in practice interventions designed to increase PDev and reduce poverty have yet to have the desired empowerment, transformation and sustainability effect. Using an in-depth study of the Basic Education Improvement Project (BEIP) implemented by the Government of Kenya, the authors of this book critically assess the fit between policy, practice and theory of PDev to shed light on theoretical debates that are on-going in development.

Knowledge Partnering for Community Development


Author: Robyn Eversole

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317686063

Category: Social Science

Page: 182

View: 9082

Effective community development means that many different stakeholders have to work together: governments, development organizations and NGOs, and most importantly, the people they serve. Knowledge Partnering for Community Development teaches community development professionals how to mediate community needs and development agendas to make community-based solutions for development challenges. Based on the newest research in community and global development, Eversole shows readers a strong research and theoretically based framework for understanding local development processes, and gives them the skills to turn this into cutting-edge practice. Each chapter features global case studies of innovative community-state partnerships, and practical application exercises and strategies for professionals looking to bring new approaches to their research. Knowledge Partnering for Community Development is essential for community workers and students of community development looking to bridge the gap between research insight and best practice between community actors.

Participatory Development

Myths and Dilemmas


Author: Robert Picciotto

Publisher: World Bank Publications


Category: Economic development

Page: 22

View: 1567

Participatory Development

The Socio-kinetics of Praxis


Author: Frances Elsie O'Gorman

Publisher: N.A


Category: Community development

Page: 518

View: 3123

Applied Anthropology

An Introduction


Author: John Van Willigen

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780897898331

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 285

View: 2767

Focuses on the use of the methods and theories of anthropology to solve the practical problems of human communities. It addresses a wide range of problem-solving practices in both development action and applied research. The core of the book is chapters focused on specific practices such as evaluation and action research. In addition, there are chapters on history, employment strategies, and ethics.