This book documents the function of social science analyses in the identification and evaluation of development programs in the Middle Eastern and North African countries. It demonstrates that anthropology and social sciences have a good deal to contribute to the understanding of domestic economies.
Introduction 1. Brokering Social Science in Development: Experiences in Morocco 2. Slash-and-Bum Cultivation, Charcoal Making, and Emigration from the Highlands of Northwest Morocco 3. Farm Size and Agricultural Credit in Morocco: Correcting Distorted Information in the Development Process 4. Water-User Associations in Rural Central Tunisia 5. Household Production Organization and Differential Access to Resources in Central Tunisia 6. Development in Hammam Sousse, Tunisia: Change, Continuity, and Challenge 7. An Anthropologist's Contribution to Libya's National Human Settlement Plan 8. Developing Egypt's Western Desert Oases: Anthropology and Regional Planning 9. Agricultural Development and Food Production on a Sudanese Irrigation Scheme 10. Advocacy in a Bedouin Resettlement Project in the Negev, Israel 11. Rural Development and Migration in Northeast Syria 12. Doing Development Anthropology: Personal Experience in the Yemen Arab Republic 13. Land Use and Agricultural Development in the Yemen Arab Republic 14. The World Bank and the Corum-Cankiri Rural Development Project in Turkey 15. Tradition and Change Among the Pastoral Harasiis in Oman