An A to Z of Partnerships
An Anthropological Critique of Development: The Growth of Ignorance
This book challenges the Utopian view of western knowledge as uniquely successful in its application to economic and social development. Making use of detailed ethnographic case studies, the authors show how western 'experts', by disregarding indigenous knowledge, in favour of an exclusive scientific knowledge, contribute to the growth of ignorance rather than the growth of knowledge.
Analysis of Gender-Based Activities in Selected Agroecological Systems in the Philippines
Applying DSC Methodologies to Population Issues: A Case Study in Malawi
Approche Participative de Travail en Groupe: Introduction et Exemples d'Application
Assessing PRA for Implementing Gender and Development
This chapter starts by outlining the core principles of the GAD (gender and development) theory. It then reviews the characteristics needed of a methodology to implement GAD in order to make development empowering for both men and women. PRA is suggested as a methodology with an empowering agenda similar to GAD theory. An examination of two cases where PRA was applied to address gender issues in the field provides the basis for an initial assessment of its potential to serve as a GAD methodology.
Assessing Rural Sustainability: A Companion Booklet to Planning Action for Rural Sustainability
One in a series of eight complementary documents developed for people interested in assessing sustainability. This booklet is to be used together with "Planning Action for Rural Sustainability". These two documents describe a method of system assessment for use by field teams and rural communities working together. It uses and adapts well known participatory tools for community participation.
Assessing Sustainability: An Overview of Approach, Methods, Tools and Experience
Overview document in a series of eight complementary documents developed for people interested in assessing sustainability. This project has developed and tested methods for all three types of assessment: system assessment, self assessment and project assessment. Tools and methods are examined in detail in the individual booklets.