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NGOs and post-violence community development: holistic, multi-track ventures in Afghanistan

This article explores the interview narratives of six NGO directors working in Afghanistan regarding the holistic and multi-track nature of their NGO's project work. Data analysis revealed that NGO leaders believed that effective NGO project work relies ...

Abstract - dwardle - 2011-11-29 12:05

Addressing dependency with faith and hope: the Eagles Relief and Development Programme of the Living Waters church in Malawi

The evolution and achievements of the Eagles Relief and Development Programme in Malawi are inspired and influenced by Christian values. The strength of Eagles comes from its integration of religious teaching and values with the way it works and from it ...

Abstract - dwardle - 2012-07-12 13:00

Protest and proposal, participation and representation: the Chilean student movement, 2011–12

This study examines the student movement in Chile, which brought about the largest mobilisations since the restoration of democracy in the early 1990s. The students protested the so-called “education apartheid” created by the Pinochet regime ...

Abstract - dwardle - 2013-11-18 13:53

Action research with children and adolescents working on the streets of Athens, Greece

In fieldwork with children and adolescents working on the streets of Athens, Greece, the authors applied a multidisciplinary methodology, through which participants were empowered to articulate their own voice. This article discusses some indicant theme ...

Abstract - dwardle - 2014-07-04 14:33

Cassava value chain and its products in Morogoro rural district, Tanzania

 This study was conducted to examine the cassava value chain and determine strategies for enhancing farmers' profitable participation in the chain, to reduce poverty in Tanzania. Data were collected from 98 farmers from three villages of Morogoro r ...

Abstract - dwardle - 2014-12-15 10:31

Opportunities for the UN and civil society to collaborate more effectively

In 2002, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan established a Panel on UN Civil Society Relations, to which were appointed more than a dozen `eminent persons'. The establishment of this Panel was a signal that the UN at its highest levels recognised, rightly, th ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 16:45

Multi-lateral agencies and NGOs in the context of policy reform

This article examines the growth in relations that have occurred between Multilateral Agencies and Non-Governmental Organisations during the past decade. It identifies three substantive debates in the MLAs on participatory development, value for money and ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 16:53

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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

NGOs, civil society and the State: building democracy in transitional countries

40 participants from 24 countries took part in this workshop, organised by the International NGO Training and Research Centre (INTRAC) in Oxford, UK. Much of the workshop was spent trying to reach agreement on what civil society means, and the degree to w ...

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

Development jargon as order words

The authors examine the use of development jargon as commands, or `order words'. `Participation' and `appropriate technology' are discussed as examples of development jargon which, through unquestioning usage, becomes `so entrenched that no NGO could dare ...

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