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Institutional sustainability as learning

Johnson, Hazel and Wilson, Gordon (1999). Institutional sustainability as learning. Development in Practice, 9(1/2) pp. 43–55.

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How organisations and associations can work together over time to develop new norms and practices which enhance the sustainability of development initiatives is an on-going problem. This article looks at how processes of negotiating shared agendas over the meanings of sustainability, exploring assumptions behind proposed actions, establishing means of accountability, and setting up mechanisms for investigating cause and effect in the processes and outcomes of development programmes can be a source of action-learning. It is argued that such processes of action-learning can help lead to institutional sustainability.

Item Type: Journal Item
ISSN: 0961-4524
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies > Development
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
OpenSpace Research Centre (OSRC)
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Item ID: 11449
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Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2008 13:33
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 08:29
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