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Religion and attitudes towards corruption in India: a collective action problem?

This paper argues that religion influences the ways that people think and speak about corruption, typically leading to condemnation. However, it is also argued that, in a systemically corrupt country, such condemnation is unlikely to influence actual co ...

Abstract - dwardle - 2014-11-11 15:08

Pro-poor values in agricultural research management: PETRRA experiences in practice

PETRRA was an agricultural research-management project which used a values-based approach in project design, planning, and implementation. Through an experiential learning process, agricultural research and development (R&D) institutes, NGOs, private agen ...

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

Gender in the rural environment

The Institute of Rural Management at Anand (IRMA) in Gujarat, India, convened a workshop in April 1993 involving social scientists, environmentalists and gender experts, from India and the UK. Discussions centred on the application of gender analysis to t ...

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

Routes of funding, roots of trust? Northern NGOs, Southern NGOs, donors, and the rise of direct funding

This paper, based on a review of SIDA's funding of NGOs in Bangladesh, explores the changing relationships between bilateral donors, Northern NGOs (NNGOs), and Southern NGOs (SNGOs). It compares direct and indirect funding routes between donors and SNGOs. ...

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

A situational assessment study of acid violence in Bangladesh

This secondary source study was conducted on behalf of UNICEF in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, to establish what information was available about acid violence with a view to informing potential interventions to prevent attacks. The study showed that y ...

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

Social and Gender Analysis in Natural Resource Management: Learning Studies and Lessons from Asia

Author:  Vernooy, Ronnie (ed.) Publisher:  New Delhi, Thousand Oaks, CA, London: ...

Book review - admin - 2009-12-17 12:18

Physically disabled women's creditworthiness in Village Development Fund: evidence from Thailand

The Village Development Fund (VDF) is used in Thailand to empower the rural poor, especially women living with disabilities. This article investigates the problems of gaining access to credit faced by physically disabled women in rural Thailand. In-dept ...

Abstract - dwardle - 2011-08-16 10:53

The banking sector intervention in the microfinance world: a study of bankers' perception and outreach to rural microfinance in India with special reference to the state of Punjab

Microfinance has been evolving as an indispensable tool of poverty eradication and rural improvement. At present, almost all the commercial banks have delved into the microfinance foray and offer various lucrative schemes designed for the rural poor, sp ...

Abstract - dwardle - 2012-08-16 09:17

Building skills in qualitative research to inform pro-poor policy: experience from a Bangladeshi NGO

This paper describes the research methodology followed in the ‘Livelihoods of the Extreme Poor Project’, a collaborative research project in Bangladesh between PROSHIKA (a large national NGO) and DFID (the UK government department for international develo ...

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

Women workers in the garment industry in Dhaka, Bangladesh

The authors discuss the feelings, status, and working conditions of women in factories making garments for export. Many legal requirements under the 1965 Factory Act (child care facilities, maternity leave, length of working hours, holiday entitlement) ar ...

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