Hinton, Rachel

Inclusive aid: changing power and relationships in international development

Rapid changes are taking place in international development. The past two decades have promoted the ideals of participation and partnership, yet key decisions affecting people's lives continue to be made without sufficient attention to the socio-political realities of the countries in which they live. Embedded working traditions, vested interests and institutional inertia mean that old habits and cultures persist among the development community.

Participation in Field Research

Filmed in Bhutanes refugee camps in Nepal, China and Indonesia, this video will be of interest to field researchers, and in particular anthropologists. The anthropological method of participant observation is contrasted with more interactive participatory approaches. Included in the video are entering a community and joining in village activities, adapting the research plan to fit in with villagers activities, working with interpreters and dealing with expectations and responsibilities.