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  • NGOs in the Muslim Worldby Susumu Nejima

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Muslim NGOs are continuously expanding their field of activities to various areas, including education, medical services, environment, aging societies, gender issues, and inter-religious dialogue. They are visible in an urban slum in Pakistan, rural development in Indonesia, and even in Fukushima in Japan to distribute hot meals among the affected... more...

  • Indigenous Language Media, Language Politics and Democracy in Africaby Abiodun Salawu; Monica B. Chibita

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    This book deals with the often-neglected link between indigenous languages, media and democracy in Africa. It recognizes that the media plays an amplifying role that is vital to modern-day expression, public participation and democracy but that without the agency to harness media potential, many Africans will be excluded from public discourse. more...

  • Navigating Complexity in International Developmentby Danny Burns; Stuart Worsley

    Practical Action Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99

    International development interventions often fail because development experts assume that our world is linear and straightforward when in reality it is complex, highly dynamic and unpredictable. Things rarely happen in the way that they were planned. The dominance of logical planning models in international development therefore needs to be challenged... more...

  • Qualitative Research for Developmentby Morten Skovdal; Flora Cornish

    Practical Action Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99

    How do we know whether our development programmes are reducing poverty and empowering the most vulnerable people? What evidence do we have to support our theory of change? Qualitative research for development aims to build the research capacity of development practitioners so that their work benefits from the significant contributions offered by solid... more...

  • Sustainable Livelihoods for Rural Developmentby Ian Scoones

    Practical Action Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99

    The message of Sustainable Livelihoods and Rural Development is clear: livelihoods approaches are an essential lens on questions of rural development, but these need to be situated in a better understanding of political economy. The book looks at the role of social institutions and the politics of policy, as well as issues of identity, gender and... more...

  • Water Is Lifeby G Honor Fagan; Suzanne Linnane; Kevin G McGuigan

    Practical Action Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99

    A safe, adequate water supply within easy reach is still a dream for many people living in rural Africa. This book examines why such a basic service is not yet universally available by studying in detail one particular region of rural Uganda. What is the experience of women and children who have responsibility for fetching enough water for drinking,... more...

  • The Nicaragua Grand Canalby Russell White

    Practical Action Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99

    A canal through Nicaragua connecting two oceans has been a dream central to Nicaraguan identity and to the history of the country. But the current Canal scheme, passed in 2013, has catalysed opposition to President Ortega, who is seen to be using the project to boost his reputation. This book asks the questions: what are the possible economic benefits... more...

  • Managing Developmental Civil Society Organizationsby Richard Holloway

    Practical Action Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99

    When citizens band together in a civil society organization to effect change for the better, they can be a tremendous force for good. This book is about how to channel people?s enthusiasm most effectively, so that pitfalls are avoided, and goals are attained. The book reviews the variety and different kinds of civil society organizations (CSOs) in... more...

  • Grass Roots Injury Preventionby Diana Samarakkody

    Practical Action Publishing 2013; US$ 101.33

    Books about injury prevention tend to explain only the principles and leave it to the practitioner to apply them in the course of their everyday interactions. Thus there is a large gap, between ?what works in principle? and ?how to make it work in practice?. The purpose of this book is to translate the principles of injury prevention to the specific... more...

  • Health and Education For Allby Oxfam Oxfam

    Practical Action Publishing 2008; US$ 17.78

    Building public services can transform the lives of millions of people - and, with political leadership, it is achievable in this generation. This punchy introduction to the issues provides case studies, real-life stories, background data, and critical analysis. It is a primer for campaigners, for students, and for all involved in trying to make... more...