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  • 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...

  • Acceptability and Use of Cereal-Based Foods in Refugee Campsby Catherine Mears

    Practical Action Publishing 1998; US$ 67.28

    The fortification of cereal-based food rations is increasingly accepted to be the most efficient way of preventing micronutrient deficiencies in large refugee camps. Little is known, however, about the degree to which such foods are acceptable to refugees, or how they actually use them. These factors are important in considering how, and when the... more...

  • Access to Health and Education Services in Ethiopiaby Fra von Massow

    Practical Action Publishing 2001; US$ 67.28

    This report analyses the findings of an extensive research project conducted by Oxfam in Ethiopia. In the context of Ethiopia's rising external debt and the new decentralised system of regional governance, members of four communities, both rural and urban, were interviewed about their problems in gaining access to basic health care, reproductive-health... more...

  • Accountable Aidby Patricia Feeney

    Practical Action Publishing 1997; US$ 44.78

    The Earth Summit in Rio in 1992 generated much rhetoric about the need for collaboration between local communities and multilateral funders of major development projects, in order to preserve natural resources. Since then there has been intense debate about the importance of local participation, accountability to local communities, transparent procedures... more...

  • Adult Literacyby Paul Fordham

    Practical Action Publishing 1995; US$ 67.28

    This is a book for development workers who have no formal training in adult education who have to respond - as planners, trainers or teachers - to requests for literacy skills. It sets out to deepen their understanding of literacy and its importance in the process of development and change. Using examples from many countries, the authors give practical... more...