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Each title in the Development in Practice Books series offers a focused overview of practice-relevant analysis, experience, and research on key topics in development.

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Endogenous Development Naïve Romanticism or Practical Route to Sustainable African Development

Endogenous Development Naïve Romanticism or Practical Route to Sustainable African Development

1st Edition

Chiku Malunga, Susan H. Holcombe
June 16, 2017

Western ideas, worldviews, actors, tools, models, and frameworks have long dominated development theory and practice in Africa. The resulting development interventions are too rarely locally rooted, locally driven, or resonant with local context. At the same time, theories and practices from ...

Religion, Religious Organisations and Development Scrutinising religious perceptions and organisations

Religion, Religious Organisations and Development Scrutinising religious perceptions and organisations

1st Edition

Carole Rakodi
August 13, 2013

This collection adds to a burgeoning literature concerned with the roles played by religions in development. The authors do not assume that religion and religious organisations can be ‘used’ to achieve development objectives, or that religiously inspired development work is more holistic, ...

Eruptions, Initiatives and Evolution in Citizen Activism Civil Societies at Crossroads

Eruptions, Initiatives and Evolution in Citizen Activism Civil Societies at Crossroads

1st Edition

Rajesh Tandon, L. David Brown
October 03, 2014

Eruptions, Initiatives and Evolution in Citizen Activism is the result of a collaborative research project spanning Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Europe. The book analyses internal and external challenges to civil society in more than twenty countries. It investigates through...

Global Food-Price Shocks and Poor People Themes and Case Studies

Global Food-Price Shocks and Poor People Themes and Case Studies

1st Edition

Marc J. Cohen, Melinda Smale
June 23, 2014

This book examines the effects of high and volatile food prices during 2007-08 on low-income farmers and consumers in developing, transition, and industrialized countries. Previous studies of this crisis have mostly used models to estimate the likely impacts. This volume includes actual evidence ...

Child Protection in Development

Child Protection in Development

1st Edition

Michael Bourdillon, William Myers
December 14, 2012

Every day millions of children in developing countries face adversities of many kinds, yet there is a shortage of sound evidence concerning their plight and an urgent need to identify the most appropriate and effective policy responses from among the multiple approaches that exist. This collection ...

Achieving Education for All through Public–Private Partnerships? Non-State Provision of Education in Developing Countries

Achieving Education for All through Public–Private Partnerships? Non-State Provision of Education in Developing Countries

1st Edition

Pauline Rose
May 31, 2013

Concern for achieving Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015 has led to a focus on the role that non-state providers (NSPs) can offer in extending access and improving quality of basic services. While NSPs can help to fill a gap in provision to those excluded from state provision, recent ...

Participatory Research and Gender Analysis New Approaches

Participatory Research and Gender Analysis New Approaches

1st Edition

Nina Lilja, John Dixon, Deborah Eade
May 31, 2013

Agricultural development research aims to generate new knowledge or to retrieve and apply existing forms of knowledge in ways that can be used to improve the welfare of people who are living in poverty or are otherwise excluded, for instance by gender-based discrimination. Its effective application...

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