Development and Patronage
Selected articles from Development in Practice
Some argue that the concept of development is far from a liberating process for all. It is contended that much of what has been done in the name of development has served to reinforce the intellectual, material and financial dependence of those on the receiving end. Some argue that the very concept of development is essentially a vehicle in which cultural values and social norms as well as resources are exported from one part of the world to another, along a one-way route from rich to poor. Aid thus becomes a means by which unequal relationships of power are maintained and patronage is fostered. This reader examines these issues, which are currently being debated in development circles, through a selection of articles by contributors from North and South.
|* Patriarchal pot and the evaporation of gender-olicies
|Sara Hlupekile Longwe
|* Africa libraries and the consumption and production of knowledge
|Paul Tiyambe Zelesa
|* Collaboration with the South:agents of aid or solidarity?
|* Partners and beneficiaries: questioning donors
|* NGOs and social change: agents or facilitators?
|* Depoliticizing development: the uses and abuses of participation
|* People's empowerment from the people's perspective
|* Development projects, organizations and professionals
|* Sustainable development at the sharp end
|* Building partnerships between Northern and Southern NGOs: issues for the 1990s
|* World Bank country assistance strategies: a story from Mexico
|Carols Heredia and Mary Purcell
|* On being evaluated: tensions and hopes
|Movimento de Organizacao Communitaria
|* Sustainability is not about money
|* Annotated bibliography
Melakou Tegegn Melakou Tegegn was born in Ethiopia, has an MA in development studies and a PhD in sociology. He has worked for international NGOs such as El Taller, Panos Ethiopia and the Nile Basin Discourse. He is currently involved in the human rights issues of indigenous peoples at the UN and African Unions levels.