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Prospects for NGOs in China

This article explores the prospects for indigenous and foreign NGOs in post-Mao China. The structural complexity of the emerging NGO sector in China is illustrated by a typology of the new social organisations which have flourished in the last ten years. ...

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

Women's involvement in small-scale aquaculture in Northeast Thailand

In Northeast Thailand, women are heavily involved in small-scale aquaculture. However, as aquaculture becomes more intensive, women are in charge of less. Women's decision-making power in aquaculture and in the household is stronger when women have greate ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:10

Editorial (21.7)

At whatever level we are working, or researching, it is probably a truism that development is a slow business. Recently a UN official said to me that there is no appetite for longer term solutions to the socio-political structural issues which maintain ...

Abstract - dwardle - 2011-11-29 14:45

Aquaculture in Vietnam: perspectives and development

Thanks to the range of natural resources and the wealth of human capital, Vietnam is well placed to develop its aquaculture sector. Although it is one of the world’s largest producers of seafoods, Vietnam faces environmental and food security problems, an ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:02

Managing for Change: Leadership, Strategy and Management in Asian NGOs

Author:  Smillie, Ian and John Hailey Publisher:  London: Earthscan, 2001, ISBN ...

Book review - admin - 2009-10-18 20:50

Editorial (22.2)

Development in Practice prides itself in being one of the most international of development journals, based on both authorship and readership. To reinforce our commitment to this international participation we are pleased to announce that our editor ...

Abstract - dwardle - 2012-03-30 16:13

Post-conflict pro-poor private sector development: the case of Timor-Leste

Post-conflict recovery and development is the subject of current attention and a major challenge is that of post-conflict economic development, which is central to reducing poverty and improving local livelihoods. In this regard, many post-conflict develo ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:48

Learning from informal markets: innovative approaches to land and housing provision

Full-text sample article FREE from Taylor & Francis. Sub-standard and insecure housing conditions are recognised as a crucial aspect of urban poverty. In most large cities in the developing world, the formal market serves only a minority of the populat ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:07

World views in peace building: a post-conflict reconstruction challenge in Cambodia

This article explores post-conflict reconstruction in Cambodia through an analysis of both the dangers of liberal peace building and the positive role that training in capacity building plays in war-torn societies. The central question addressed is how ...

Abstract - dwardle - 2010-02-25 16:03

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