This book is essential reading for development practitioners and those working on women’s rights, as well as NGO staff , researchers, and students of development studies.
Tina Wallace and Fenella Porter
Section One – A Perfect Storm
2.Development from the ground: A worm’s eye view
3.Evaluation, complexity, uncertainty – theories of change and some alternatives
4. Losing Sight of our Purpose?
5. Can girls save the world?
Kate Grosser and Nikki van der Gaag
6. Lost in Translation: Gender Mainstreaming in Afghanistan
7. Insulating the Developing Classes
8. Reconnecting Development Policy, People and History
Section Two – Changing conversations
9. Taking our lead from reality - an open practice for social development
10. Women on wheels
11.Too young to be women, too old to be girls: The [Un]Changing Aid landscape and the reality of girls at risk
12. Looking Beyond the Numbers: reducing violence against women in Ghana
13. From local to global and back again – learning from Stepping Stones
14.Peace Practice Examined
15. I don’t know ... and related thoughts
16.Apolitical stories of sanitation and suffering women
Tina Wallace Tina Wallace has worked in development, as an academic, practitioner and activist for over 35 years and has conducted reviews with the major NGOs including Oxfam, ActionAid, WaterAid, Amnesty International, as well as IIED and the UK’s Department for International Development.
Fenella Porter Fenella Porter lectures in development at Birkbeck College, University of London. She has been an activist and researcher on development and gender, with NGOs and women’s organizations in Africa and the UK.