Civil Society in Action
John Beauclerk, Brian Pratt, Ruth Judge
This book uses case studies from around the world which show a clear framework for understanding the nature and role of civil society, prove that civil society is alive and kicking, and makes recommendations for more effective civil society strengthening. Vibrant examples of action by indigenous...
People and Change
People and Change is about improving the impact of capacity building. Based on many years of practical experiences with NGOs, largely in Africa, this book argues that for capacity building programmes to be more effective we must: better appreciate the complex and highly personal dimensions to organi...
Measuring the Process
David Marsden, Peter Oakley, Brian Pratt
Based on an international workshop which brought together both practitioners and academics, Measuring the Process is a unique attempt to set out guidelines for evaluating social development processes. It is intended primarily as a practical guide for undertaking the evaluation of social development...
Autonomy or Dependence?
Autonomy or Dependence? explores the concept and practice of ‘partnership’ between non-government organisations (NGOs) in the North and South. Based on a rigourous four-year study, the book draws together the perspectives of a group of European NGOs and compares these with the experiences of a selec...
Institutional Development and NGOs in Africa
Alan Fowler, Piers Cambell, Brian Pratt
Institutional Development is recognized as an important element in projects and programmes dedicated to the sustainable alleviation of poverty, the promotion of gender equity, and achieving social justice for marginalized populations. Commissioned by the Netherlands Organization for International De...
Sharpening the Development Process
The purpose of this book is to provide a detailed introduction to the process of developing monitoring and evaluation systems which will provide a foundation on which to develop personal and organisational learning. It is based on the work of INTRAC in research, consultancy and training and is roote...
Evaluating Empowerment is the fourth book in a series based on International Workshops on the Evaluation of Social Development and is based on the Fourth International Workshop held in Oxford in April 2000. It includes a number of commissioned papers by Anisur Rahman, Musimbi Kanyoro, Frits Wils and...
Power and Partnership?
Power and Partnership has emerged from the 1999 conference, 'NGOs in the Global Future', at the University of Birmingham. A panel set up to focus on NGO capacity-building. Invited individuals presented papers describing their actual experiences of NGO capacity-building to better understand how capac...
Governance, Democracy and Conditionality
Governance, Democracy and Conditionality is based on the proceedings of the international INTRAC workshop on 'Governance, Democracy, and Conditionality: What Role for NGOs?' which was held in Amersfoort, the Netherlands, from 4-6 June 1993. INTRAC organised the Amersfoort workshop in order to explor...
Creativity and Constraint
This publication captures the dynamics and discussions of INTRAC's Fifth International Conference on Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E), held in April 2003 in the Netherlands. The enthusiasm generated at the conference, by presentations of innovative and participatory monitoring and evaluation practice...