Improving community development by linking agriculture, nutrition and education : design of a randomised trial of home-grown school feeding in Mali

Abstract: This paper describes the design of an impact study for the home-grown school feeding (HGSF) programme in Mali. It will determine the impact of school feeding sourced from smallholder farmers on smallholder food security, on accountability, and on school children’s education, health and nutrition. Author(s): Masset, Edoardo; Gelli, Aulo Source(s): , Trials; Vol. 14,…

Operationalising inter-governmental relations for service delivery : what role can community development workers play?

Abstract: In South Africa, community development workers are deployed at the local government level. They play an important role in operationalizing inter-governmental relations, more particularly in delivering services to poor and marginalized citizens. Author(s): Tshishonga, Ndwakhulu; Mafema, Eve D. Source(s): , [JPAD]; Vol. 47, no. 1.1 p. 251-264 [JPAD] Vol. 47, no. 1.1 Published: 2012…

Realising the rights of children : integration of Decentralised action for children and women (DACAW) into Local governance and community development program (LGCDP)

Abstract: This assessment discusses the relevance and feasibility of integrating some key areas of the DACAW programme into Government of Nepal structures. It is based on data from Kathmandu and four other districts in 2011. Author(s): Haug, Marit; Regmi, Raghav Raj Source(s): , Norad report : discussion; 5/2012 38 p., ill., tabs Norad report :…

Using strengths-based approaches to community development in Zimbabwe : are we ready?

Abstract: More than 30 years after the advent of strengths-based approaches to community development, preference for the discredited needs-based paradigm continues in Zimbabwe. They are generally more involving, longer term and slower at showing tangible results. Author(s): Maruta, Samuel Source(s): , Southern peace review journal (SPRJ); Vol. 1, No. 2 p. 51-68 Southern peace review…

Scaling up in agriculture, rural development, and nutrition : moving local- and community-driven development from boutique to large scale

Abstract: Scaling up an LCDD program generally takes 10 to 15 years. The overall process is nonlinear, iterative and should use a systems perspective. Scaling up has many dimensions, including inclusiveness and the need to go beyond participation by embedding empowerment in the entire development process. Author(s): Binswanger-Mkhize, Hans P.; Regt, Jacomina P. De Source(s):…

Improving the community development workers programme in South Africa

Abstract: In 2003, the South African government introduced a cadre of Community Development Workers (CDWs) with the task to foster partnership relationships between the government and communities and to bring government services to the people. CDWs are mandated to work closely with Ward Committee structures. Author(s): Davids, Ismail; Cloete, Fanie Source(s): , Administratio publica; Vol.…

The contribution of youth associations towards community development in Igabi local government areas of Kaduna state, North-western, Nigeria

Abstract: Youth associations clearly contribute towards community development in a local government area in Nigeria. Although poorly financed, they not only help improve the standard of living in the area, but also contribute to political awareness and mobilize people on the importance of community efforts. Author(s): Ango, A.K. Source(s): , Continental journal of agricultural economics;…