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Aiding and abetting the politicians?

The British government has increasingly assumed the role of international arbiter and peacekeeper, both with and without a UN mandate. The hijacking of the moral high ground and recurrent assertion of global consensus - even in the presence of overwhelmin ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 16:45

Transformative learning and mind-change in rural Afghanistan

This article presents results of a quantitative/qualitative enquiry into ‘transformative learning’ and ‘mind-change’ dynamics among rural community representatives participating in the Government of Afghanistan’s National S ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 16:53

The World Bank's poverty strategy

The World Bank's reliance on market forces when trying to achieve economic growth produces problems when implementing the Bank's strategies. The author puts forward his view that poverty should not merely be defined in terms of income, and that the strugg ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 16:55

Questioning the critics: the case of BRAC and other credit programmes in Bangladesh

Drawing from the experiences of BRAC in Bangladesh, the author highlights some of the major areas of controversy around micro-credit organisations, specifically criticising points made by Ben Rogaly (in Development in Practice 6(2)). Arguing that further ...

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

EURODAD's campaign on multilateral debt: the 1996 HIPC debt initiative and beyond

'Multilateral debt is not a widespread problem for Severely Indebted Low Income Countries' wrote the World Bank in September 1994. Two years later, the International Financial Institutions (IFIs) - the Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) -agr ...

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

An Intellectual history of the United Nations

The United Nations Intellectual History Project (UNIHP) is an independent activity located at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Originally concentrating on the economic and social arena, it was intended to include peace and security ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:03

Talking of gender: words and meanings in development organisations

This article reflects on the vocabulary commonly used within development organisations to communicate about ‘gender and development’. It argues that the relevant terminology, though frequently used, remains problematic. Some terms are almost entirely abse ...

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

Thinking about change for development practice: a case study from Oxfam GB

Development practice is informed by theories of change, but individuals and organisations may not make these explicit. Practitioners may be unaware of the extent to which strategic choices and debates are informed by disparate thinking about how history h ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:08

From clients to citizens: asset-based community development as a strategy for community-driven development

In this paper, Asset-based Community Development (ABCD) is presented as an alternative to needs-based approaches to development. Following an overview of the principles and practice of ABCD, four major elements of ABCD are examined in light of the current ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:10

Reinventing Development? Translating Rights-Based Approaches from Theory to Practice

Author:  Gready, Paul and Jonathan Ensor (eds.) Publisher:  London and New York, ...

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