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Reflections on innovation, assessment, and social change: a SPARC case study

This article challenges the terms on which donor agencies evaluate development success, drawing on a particular case to make its point. It describes the resettlement of 60,000 people squatting along the railway tracks in Mumbai, a process planned and ca ...

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

Release of the poor through education in Tamil Nadu, India

Release of the Poor Through Education (ROPE) is a small development organization operating in a rural area of Tamil Nadu, Southern India. ROPE has chosen to focus and concentrate its efforts on upgrading the education, health and quality of life of the 50 ...

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

Junto con los niños: street children in Mexico

A notable absentee from the ten-point action plan set out by the 1990 World Summit for Children was the issue of street children. Yet such children are a common sight in cities of the developing world, and live in some of the most extreme conditions of po ...

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

Adult learning and literacy learning for livelihoods: some international perspectives

Based on the contemporary interest in developing new adult literacy learning programmes based on ‘literacy for livelihoods’, this paper examines some case studies from New Zealand, Bangladesh, and Egypt of literacy being used in livelihoods, and relates t ...

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

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

Legalize This! The case for decriminalizing drugs

Author:  Husak, Douglas Publisher:  London: Verso, 2002, ISBN: 1 8598 4320 4, 1 ...

Book review - admin - 2009-10-18 19:49

The IMF and the South: The Social Crisis and Adjustment

Author:  Ghai, Dharam (ed.) Issue:  Volume 2, N ...

Book review - admin - 2009-12-07 12:28

Voices from the field: optimising performance for humanitarian workers

Humanitarians find themselves working and living day-by-day in a physically and psychologically demanding and politically complex environment. As there are very limited training mechanisms, each humanitarian is often making their own way through the fie ...

Abstract - dwardle - 2012-03-30 15:11

“I'd like to participate, but . . .”: women farmers' scepticism towards agricultural extension/education programmes

This mixed research is inspired by our desire to explain why rural women are cautious in their attitudes towards agricultural extension/education. Fifty-two women livestock farmers from Thessaly-Greece were randomly selected to participate in the study. ...

Abstract - dwardle - 2013-08-14 14:22

Arms sales and development: making the critical connection

This Research Round-up summarises the findings of the 2004 Control Arms Report: Guns or Growth? Assessing the Impact of Arms Sales on Sustainable Development, published by Amnesty International, IANSA, and Oxfam International, in association with Ploughsh ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 16:50