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Between four worlds: building research capacity in Papua New Guinea

Aid agencies provide significant funding for research that is directed at socio-economic development. These agencies typically require out-of-country (OC) researchers to work with in-country (IC) researchers on such projects. Moreover, building the resear ...

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

‘Situating’ active citizenship: historical and contemporary perspectives of women’s organising in the Pacific

This article examines a 40-year history of women’s organising in Fiji in order to show how the political goals pursued by active citizens can be shaped by an interplay of domestic and international political contingencies. This approach challenges ...

Abstract - sally - 2009-11-19 11:02

Givers and governance: the potential of faith-based development in the Asia Pacific

Civil society organisations, including those that are faith-based, are increasingly viewed as key stakeholders that can influence government policies, advocate on behalf of poor people and contribute to service delivery and development. This paper discu ...

Abstract - dwardle - 2012-07-12 12:50

Adult learning and literacy learning for livelihoods: some international perspectives

Based on the contemporary interest in developing new adult literacy learning programmes based on ‘literacy for livelihoods’, this paper examines some case studies from New Zealand, Bangladesh, and Egypt of literacy being used in livelihoods, and relates t ...

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

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