Methods for Community Participation
This book combines the concept, practice and application of participatory rural appraisal (PRA) in a comprehensive manner. The author views PRA as a means of opening up new ways of approaching various problems within the development process. He defines it as a growing body of methods to enable local...
Indigenous Knowledge Development in Bangladesh
Development has failed to deliver on many of its promises to nations such as Bangladesh. Even worse, it stands accused sometimes of making matters worse, particularly for the poorest of the poor. The policies imposed from above by international agencies and central governments have been sadly at var...
Enhancing Organizational Performance
Enhancing Organizational Performance: A toolbox for self-assessment
Victoria Johnson, Edda Ivan-Smith, Gill Gordon, Pat Pridmore, Patta Scott
Stepping Forward presents the key issues and challenges involved in facilitating children and young people's participation. The contributors to this book come from a range of backgrounds including NGOs in development, children's agencies, academic institutions and governments, bringing a multi-disci...
People's Participation draws on the 165 papers discussed at the 1997 World Congress of Participative Convergence in Knowledge, Space and Time, to present the most significant themes arising from this important event. The book looks at the social, political, economic and cultural movements at the hea...
James Blackburn, Jeremy Holland
The recent trend of participatory approaches presents challenges to those working in the development sector. Who Changes? draws together, for the first time, lessons and experiences from key development agencies around the globe on the institutional change needed to make participation a reality. T...
PRA and related participatory approaches have opened up new ways in which policy can be influenced by the realities of those who are poor, weak, marginalized and excluded. With the increasing use of PRA methods and practices by NGOs, governments and multinational agencies, the potential impact for p...
Video for Development
Su Braden, Than Thi Thien Huong
This casebook shows how video can be used by poor and powerless people to represent themselves and communicate directly with the powers that control the world beyond their village. In an experiment in Vietnam in 1995, a team of NGO workers were trained in the use of video for participatory commu...
This book focuses on the Nigerian hometown association (HTA). HTAs are based on ties of kinship and ancestry, but are products of migrations and urbanization and are therefore of contemporary vintage. Associational life was, and remains, an important part of Nigerian social structure, and hometown a...
Capacity-building is an integral part of development theory and practise. However, aid agencies that ignore people's existing strengths may create dependency and so make people more vulnerable than before. This book considers specific and practical ways in which NGO's can contribute to enabling peop...