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Tools for project development

Wield, David (2003). Tools for project development. In: Eade, Deborah ed. Development, methods and approaches: ciritical reflections. Development in Practice Readers. Oxford, UK: Oxfam.

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About the book: 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.

Item Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 0-85598-494-5, 978-0-85598-494-6
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Engineering & Innovation
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
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Item ID: 5371
Depositing User: David Wield
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2006
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 19:53
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