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Improving citizen participation in local government in Latin America through international cooperation: a case study

Issues related to democratic restructuring and citizenship at the municipal level in Latin America have been the subject of increasing interest and debate among scholars and development practitioners in recent years. This study investigates how internatio ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:00

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Peter Coleridge discusses issues raised by Brian O'Toole and Geraldine Maison-Halls ([12]Development in Practice 4(1)) outlining the use of community-based rehabilitation (CBR) in providing services to disabled people in low-income countries. The author o ...

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

Alternative microfinance institutions and vulnerability

The author argues, using the example of microfinance institutions, that it is essential to build genuinely solid and alternative institutions if development is to take its direction from the poor and vulnerable. He sets out his view of the characteristics ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:01

Democracy and social participation in Latin American cities

Democratisation, structural adjustment, state reform (including decentralisation), and liberalisation of the economy (including privatisation) have brought about dramatic changes in the nations, societies, and cities of Latin America and the Caribbean (LA ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:07

Sexual-health communication across and within cultures: the Clown Project, Guatemala

The synergies created through the careful application of both organic and symbolic communication demonstrably reach those most vulnerable to the spread and impact of HIV and AIDS. The Clown Project uses labour-intensive face-to-face street theatre and d ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-10-01 10:51

Non-Governmental Organisations and the State in Latin America: Rethinking Roles in Sustainable Agricultural Development

Author:  Bebbington, Anthony and Graham Thiele Issue:  ...

Book review - admin - 2009-12-07 08:18

To what extent does social policy design address social problems? Evidence from the “70 y más” programme in Mexico

Previous research has revealed that social policy design is relevant for addressing social problems, particularly for reducing poverty. However, evidence on poverty reduction exposes a sluggish trend towards achieving its main goals. This paper first re ...

Abstract - dwardle - 2012-08-16 09:20

The future of Fair Trade coffee: dilemmas facing Latin America’s small-scale producers

Fair Trade has become a dynamic and successful dimension of an emerging counter-tendency to the neo-liberal globalisation regime. This study explores some of the dilemmas facing the Fair Trade movement as it seeks to broaden and deepen its impact among th ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 16:46

Empowerment and survival: humanitarian work in civil conflict (Part II)

This two-part article explores the experience of living and working for poverty-focused NGOs in a civil war whose roots lay in the chronically inequitable distribution of power and access to resources. Drawing on 12 years' work in Central America, the aut ...

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

NGOs and multi-layered management of protected resources in Belize and Malaysia

Constrained largely by lack of resources – technical, financial, legal, and/or administrative – governments in developing countries often create multi-layered management structures to regulate and monitor protected resources. Such structures are created w ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:05