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Development Methods and Approaches

By Deborah Eade
ISBN: 9780855984946
This book explores some of the middle ground between such values-based approaches and the methods and techniques that the agencies adopt. The selection offers critical assessments of fashionable tools such as Participatory Rural Appraisal and Logical Framework.
£24.95

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  • Synopsis
    Many aid agencies advocate approaches to development which are people-centred, participatory, empowering and gender-fair. This volume of essays explores some of the middle ground between such values-based approaches and the methods and techniques that the agencies adopt. The selection offers critical assessments of fashionable tools such as Participatory Rural Appraisal and Logical Framework. It demonstrates how these are linked (conceptually and in practice) to the wider ideological environment in which they are used, and shows how they depend upon the skills of the fieldworker and/or organization applying them. Contributors argue that tools and methods will contribute to a values-based approach only if those using them have a serious commitment to a social agenda which is genuinely transformative.
  • Table of Contents
    Contributors
    Preface Deborah Eade
    Beyond the comfort zone Jo Rowlands
    Dissolving the difference Hugo Slim
    Should development agencies have Official Views David Ellerman
    Bridging the macri-micro divide David Booth
    Capacity Building William Postma
    Operationalising bottom up learning Grant Power
    Organisational change Penny Plowman
    Beyond the grim resisters P Howard
    Sustainable investments B Thomas Slayter
    Critical Incidents M Raymond-McKay
    Tools David Wield
    Ethnicity and participatory development T Mompati
    Logical Framework Approach and PRA Jens Aune
    Critical reflections on rapid and participatory rural appraisal Robert Leurs
    Participatory methodologies E Ngunjiri
    The participatory change process P Castelloe
    Two approaches M Meyer
    Resources
    Addresses of publishers
    Index
  • Details
    Sub Title N/A
    Author Deborah Eade
    Editor No
    Number of Pages 304
    Format Paperback / softback