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Gender and human security issues: building a programme of action-research

Since March 2000, in partnership with the Women's Centre of Montreal and other units at Montreal universities, McGill's Centre for Developing-Area Studies has carried out an action-research programme on gender and human security issues in the context of w ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:44

Size matters: the need for human-scale economic institutions for development

Current mainstream development thinking, with the exception of a few areas like microcredit, tends to favour size over substance. This article aims to challenge the belief that large-scale companies, markets, and institutions are the most effective means ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:47

Public service privatisation and crisis in Argentina

This article discusses the privatisation of public services in Argentina in light of the severe crisis that afflicted the country between 1999 and 2002. An inadequate regulatory framework and the absence of effective regulatory agencies resulted in the ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:50

Hanging in, stepping up and stepping out: livelihood aspirations and strategies of the poor

In recent years understanding of poverty and of ways in which people escape from or fall into poverty has become more holistic. This should improve the capabilities of policy analysts and others working to reduce poverty, but it also makes analysis more ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:52

Editorial 2(3)

In English only Author:  Eade, Deborah Issue:  V ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:53

The International People's Health Council

A conference of health-rights activists was held in Nicaragua in 1991, the theme of which was `Health Care in Societies in Transition'. The participants, in response to concerns that health care is being eroded by the widening gap between rich and poor, d ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:53

Community-based rehabilitation and development: disabled children in Guyana

This article examines the challenge facing the rehabilitation of disabled persons, particularly children, as we approach the end of the twentieth century. The potential of a community-based model of rehabilitation is considered in the light of experience ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:54

Redefining the role of environmental NGOs in Africa

The article summarises issues identified in a study undertaken on behalf of the HIVOS Foundation of the Netherlands and the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs Development Division, which included a field study of 45 environmental NGOs in seven Africa ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-10-28 18:39

Who is the expert?

This is an account of the author's experience as an adviser in the Education Ministry of the Lao People's Democratic Republic. The article looks critically at the role of the foreign `expert', the contexts in which such expertise is provided or even impos ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:55

The World Bank derogates women's rights: outcomes from Beijing

The World Bank claims to have become the defender of women's rights, urging national governments to 'invest more in women in order to reduce gender inequality and boost economic development'. Through its Women in Development Programme (WID), adopted throu ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:56