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Global Connections: ‘A Tool for Active Citizenship’

As a result of globalisation and changing technologies, young people are increasingly required to engage with the broader world beyond their local and national communities. This raises significant questions about the ways and spaces young people will ne ...

Abstract - sally - 2009-11-19 11:20

Developing participatory communication: a case study using semi-structured interviews in Samoa

Women in Business Development Incorporated (WIBDI) was founded as an indigenous development agency in the Samoan village economy. The study described here utilises a participatory appraisal methodology to effectively articulate participants' perspective ...

Abstract - dwardle - 2013-08-14 14:44

Ni Vanuatu women graduates: what happens when they go home?

Part of New Zealand’s aid to Pacific Island nations is in the form of tertiary scholarships. Students awarded scholarships study at tertiary institutions throughout the Pacific, including New Zealand. But what is it like when they return home, fitting bac ...

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

Social accountability and community forest management: the failure of collaborative governance in the Wombat Forest

This article presents a critical analysis of what caused Australia’s first Community Forest Management (CFM) trial to fail. We explore how ‘community’ was conceptualised and represented through the dynamic CFM process, leading to contr ...

Abstract - sally - 2009-11-19 11:44

Working at the intersection--a story from Australia

Conceived by nurses in the hospital of a Palestinian refugee camp in Beirut, and inspired by Norwegian People's Aid, the international aid agency of the Australian trade unions was designed to give a genuine material base to solidarity with national liber ...

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

Working from strengths to assess changes in gender equality

This paper describes an empirical application of a strengths-based approach (SBA) to assess changes in gender equality, and draws out implications for research, evaluation, and wider development practice. We outline what constitutes a strengths-based ap ...

Abstract - dwardle - 2014-03-18 10:02

Women's groups for whom? The colonisation of women's groups in Papua New Guinea

Women's groups in Papua New Guinea, often under the influence of colonial and church governance in the past, still have an ambiguous function which serves to isolate women and `women's issues' rather than spread gender sensitivity. The author concludes th ...

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

‘Bread and butter’ human rights: NGOs in Fiji

While ‘rights-based’ approaches to development – those in which development and poverty alleviation are viewed through the lens of human rights – have become the language of choice among the international development community, l ...

Abstract - dwardle - 2010-11-07 18:31

How can small donors contribute to sustainable development in large regions? The case of NZAID in Latin America

Donors face many issues when trying to support development goals in large regions such as Latin America. In their attempts to channel assistance to appropriate end-users, they also have to provide coherence with national strategy, balance supply and deman ...

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

Post-project evaluation of the sustainability of development project outcomes: a case study in eastern Indonesia

The extent to which project outcomes are sustained years after development projects have ended is not routinely investigated. This study assessed the long-term impacts of a fire management project in eastern Indonesia seven years after the funding ended ...

Abstract - dwardle - 2014-07-04 14:39