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Development in Practice (Routledge Revivals)

Paved with good intentions

By Doug Porter, Bryant Allen, Gaye Thompson

© 2011 – Routledge

248 pages

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The Magarini Settlement Project in Kenya is typical of many large Third World rural development projects of recent years, not least in its failure to fulfil even minimum goals. First published in 1991, Development in Practice explores the reasons for this projects failure, and looks at the lessons to be learned from this experience for development in general. Challenging many assumptions and approaches, its provocative conclusions will generate much interest amongst development practitioners.

Table of Contents

1. A project somewhere in Africa 2. Setting the scene 3. Agriculture: change and uncertainty 4. Institutions for managing uncertainty 5. Strengthening the people's hand? 6. Against whose odds? Constructing certainty Giriama style 7. More diversity for more certainty

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