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Decentralised transformative leadership approaches to HIV/AIDS in Nepal 2002-2004

This article analyses a decentralised transformative leadership pilot project launched by the UNDP to combat the growing HIV/AIDS crisis in Nepal. The project aims to strengthen district leadership and participatory multi-sector planning, clarify the dist ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 16:44

A tribal welfare project in Tamil Nadu

The Nilgiris Adivasi Welfare Association (NAWA) was founded in 1958, in Tamil Nadu, India, to work for the integrated welfare of the six Nilgiri tribes, all displaced and dispersed by the invasion of their forest homelands by incoming non-tribal peoples. ...

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

Globalisation and women in India

Describing the way globalisation has affected India over the last decade, the author considers the impact of these changes on women, in the main areas of `development' due to globalisation: commercialisation, capitalisation, foreign trade orientation, and ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:02

Women’s empowerment in challenging environments: a case study from Balochistan

This article offers strategies for women’s empowerment in conservative, tribal, and religious environments, based on an innovative programme in Pakistan. Mainstreaming Gender and Development (MGD) encouraged participants to build on their communities’ str ...

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

Oxfam Australia’s experience of ‘bottom–up’ accountability

Oxfam’s experience suggests that ‘bottom–up’ accountability can be an important mechanism whereby men and women living in poverty can hold others to account. The first section of this article illustrates this with two examples of ...

Abstract - sally - 2009-11-19 11:15

Editorial (21.8)

As we come to an end of 2011, will the year mark a historical turning point for international development as we know it, or will this corner not be reached for a couple of years yet? The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) international summit was held ...

Abstract - dwardle - 2012-02-07 12:04

The global financial crisis and self-help groups in rural India: are there lessons from their micro savings model?

The global financial crisis is envisaged to have impacted some Southern countries, including India, less severely than most countries in the North. India's expected economic growth of over nine per cent was brought down to just over five per cent. In th ...

Abstract - dwardle - 2013-04-30 10:57

Dimensions, manifestations, and perceptions of gender equity: the experiences of Gram Vikas

Concerns about gender equity have been at the fore of discussions and analysis of NGO interventions and action since the 1970s. Gender equity, defined as equal rights to access, opportunity, and participation for men and women, has always been a distinc ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 16:51

PRA in the shade of the mango groves

The results and discussions are presented of a participatory rural appraisal workshop held at the Sothuparai Reservoir Project, Tamil Nadu, India. The workshop was held at the heart of the dam site in the dense mango groves with farmers from two differe ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 16:56

Agricultural co-operatives in Gujarat, India: agents of equity or differentiation?

Agricultural co-operatives have been promoted in India's economic development programme as a means of encouraging large-scale agricultural production while enhancing community Cupertino and equity. Focusing on sugar co-operatives in Gujarat state of weste ...

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