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  • Provocations for Developmentby Robert Chambers

    Practical Action Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99

    Do we use obscure or fashionable words to impress our colleagues or win research proposals? Are many of our actions against poverty simple, direct and wrong? Provocations for Development is an entertaining and unsettling collection of writings that questions concepts, conventions and practices in development. It is made up of short and accessible... more...

  • Savings Groups at the Frontierby Candace Nelson

    Practical Action Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    Savings Groups reach those rarely served by mainstream financial institutions.Maximum transparency, a profitable structure for saving, access to small loans and an annual lump sum of capital are the hallmarks of the savings group methodology. The outcome: empowered groups, made up mostly of women, who manage themselves as tiny financial institutions.... more...

  • Scaling Up Multiple Use Water Servicesby Barbara van Koppen; Stef Smits; Cristina Rumbaitis del Rio

    Practical Action Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    Poor people in developing countries need water for many purposes: for drinking, bathing, irrigating vegetable gardens, and watering livestock. However, responsibility for water services is divided between different government agencies, the WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) and irrigation sub-sectors, with the result that people?s holistic needs... more...

  • Small-scale Rural Biogas Programmesby David Fulford

    Practical Action Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99

    Renewable energy is becoming crucially important, as concern over burning fossil fuels is increasing and the price of oil continues to rise. Biogas technology has undergone great developments since the first designs in the 1970s. Large national projects are working very effectively in countries such as Nepal, India and China, where hundreds of thousands... more...

  • Strengthening Rural Livelihoodsby David Grimshaw; Shalini Kala

    Practical Action Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99

    Enthusiasm amongst international development agencies about harnessing the potential of information and communications technologies (ICTs) for development has generated questionning of the impact and sustainability of such interventions. By presenting the findings of research specifically designed to measure impact on livelihoods, Strengthening Rural... more...

  • Training for Transformation in Practiceby Anne Hope; Sally Timmel

    Practical Action Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    Training for Transformation is an approach to community organization encompassed in three books which enables people to ?read their reality and write their own history? using a combination of group processes, socio-economic analysis and organizational development processes. Since its inception 40 years ago, Training for Transformation has been put... more...

  • Una contribución al cambioby Roger Few; Daniel McAvoy; Marcela Tarazona

    Practical Action Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    El número de personas afectadas por desastres va en aumento, y con él las expectativas que los donantes, el público general y las poblaciones afectadas tienen puestas en las organizaciones humanitarias. Las organizaciones deben ahora presentar pruebas del impacto de sus intervenciones, pero la aplicación de métodos de evaluación convencionales puede... more...

  • Wellbeing and Quality of Life Assessmentby Sarah C White; Asha Abeyasekera

    Practical Action Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    Human development may encompass social, cultural and spiritual facets as well as economic improvement, and development organizations are beginning to recognize this fact. But building into programming a wider understanding of development throws up a number of questions: how do our organizations define wellbeing and quality of life? What do target... more...

  • Wellbeing Rankingby John Rowley

    Practical Action Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    Wealth-ranking is a participatory tool enabling people to group their fellows into wealth bands, and thus identify the very poor. Now the method has been developed to include the broader aspects of wellbeing, such as social standing and health, that people value as much as material wealth. Wellbeing Ranking tells the story of the development of these... more...

  • Who Counts?by Jeremy Holland

    Practical Action Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99

    Local people can generate their own numbers and the statistics that result are powerful for themselves and can influence policy. Development practitioners are supporting and facilitating participatory statistics from community-level planning right up to sector and national-level policy processes. Statistics are being generated in the design, monitoring... more...