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Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers and the rhetoric of participation

The World Bank and IMF have proposed the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) framework for all poor countries as a condition of receiving unconditional debt relief under the HIPC Initiative. The PRSPs will also be the key vehicle for the World Bank ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 16:48

World Heritage and Public Works: Development Cooperation for Poverty Alleviation’, 29 August 2008, United Nations University, Tokyo

On 29 August 2008, UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee (WHC) and the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) co-organised a one-day seminar entitled ‘World Heritage and Public Works: Development Cooperation for Poverty Alleviation&rsqu ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 16:54

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 16:55

Integrating environmental assessment and socio-economic appraisal in the development process

The author reports on this conference, held in Bradford, England in May 1996. Consultants, planners, activists, geographers, ecologists, and economists attended, presenting papers on diverse topics but with the intention of understanding different methodo ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 16:57

Tools for project development within a public action framework

This paper focuses on the contradictory relationship between tools, always open to criticism as technocratic and mechanistic, and processes of development. It focuses on the tools often known as Logical Framework Approach (LFA) which are increasingly used ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 16:59

Financing primary health care: an NGO perspective

How is primary health care (PHC) to be funded in a climate of economic recession? The authors survey the financial implications of the Alma Ata Declaration of 1978 and the Bamako Initiative of 1987. They draw on a survey of over 100 Oxfam-funded health pr ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:04

'Knowledge management': a case study of the World Bank's Research Department

This article looks at ‘knowledge management’, using a case study of the World Bank’s research department, located in the Bank’s Development Economics Vice-Presidency (DEC). Despite the Bank's presentation of its research arm as conducting 'rigorous and ob ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:06

Humanitarian principles and organisational culture: everyday practice in Médecins Sans Frontières-Holland

Organisational principles or value standards are considered crucial for maintaining quality in humanitarian assistance. Research among staff members of Médecins Sans Frontières-Holland (MSF-H) showed that fieldworkers construct their own interpretations o ...

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

The Aid Chain: Coercion and Commitment in Development NGOs

Author:  Wallace, Tina, with Lisa Bornstein and Jennifer Chapman Publisher:  Ru ...

Book review - admin - 2009-12-05 18:09

Rethinking International Organizations: Pathology and Promise

Author:  Dijkzeul, Dennis and Yves Beigbeder (eds.) Publisher:  New York, NY: Be ...

Book review - admin - 2009-10-18 19:48