Progress You Can See
We all measure progress toward our individual goals every day, whether we recognize it or not. This book provides a proven process for incorporating measuring into collective action for social change. Measuring has the potential to unlock paths to shared purpose; to motivate learning and continuous...
The ‘Easternization’ of Development
Just over a decade ago, a new paradigm emerged that challenged the ‘conventional’ type of global development assistance by which the Global North vertically supports the Global South. It became apparent that a shift was taking place - to an approach built upon horizontal relationships between equal...
Development Practitioners in Action
What does a development practitioner look like? Located within deliberative development paradigms, this book addresses this question by examining some of the key attributes, behaviours and character dispositions of development practitioners. Such mentality and behaviours enable development practitio...
Sundeep Sahay, Arunima Mukherjee, Geoffrey Walsham, Thomas Hylland Eriksen
There is growing global consensus that the Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), and particularly the Internet, are providing a new framework and huge opportunities for economic, political and social development. This book explores case studies across India, Kenya, Guatemala, Sri Lanka,...
The Learning Power of Listening
Irene Guijt, Maria Veronica Gottret, Anna Hanchar, Steff Deprez, Rita Muckenhirn
Social change is messy. Poverty and inequality are experienced in a myriad of ways, each person and household with specific opportunities and needs. Working with their inherent complexity requires seeing what is happening at the margins for small groups, as much as what is center stage for the majo...
Facilitating Change Across Cultures
As the international development sector responds to calls for decolonisation and localisation, how can facilitators work humbly, wisely and respectfully across cultures to support positive change? This book asks readers to reflect on their own roles, values and power as facilitators in internatio...
A New Weave of Power, People and Politics Arabic
Lisa VeneKlasen, Valerie Miller
This field manual provides a well-tested approach for promoting citizen participation. It breaks down the traditional boxes separating human rights, rule of law, development, and governance, and reconnects them in order to create an integrated approach to rights-based political empowerment. A New We...
Somewhere to Live
Despite millions of people being lifted out of poverty during recent decades, finding somewhere decent and affordable to live is proving increasingly difficult in urban areas around the world. This is not by accident, but by design, since the forms of economic management that have held sway for f...
Training for Transformation V
Training for Transformation is designed to assist workers in the field who are encouraging the development of self-reliant creative communities. The book has as its basic philosophy the belief that we should all participate in making this world a more just place to live in.
Transdisciplinary Knowledge Co-production for Sustainable Cities
Kerstin Hemström, David Simon, Henrietta Palmer, Beth Perry, Merritt Polk
How can we create new practices for research collaboration that mirror the complexities we are facing around the world, including the impacts of climate change, widening inequalities, decreasing biodiversity and untenable consumption levels? Transdisciplinary co-production aims to address this issue...