Deconstructing development discourse : buzzwords and fuzzwords

Abstract: If development buzzwords conceal ideological differences or sloppy thinking, then the process of constructive deconstruction makes it possible to re-examine what have become catch-all terms like good governance, civil society, transparency, accountability, and poverty reduction. Author(s): Cornwall, Andrea; Eade, Deborah Source(s): , x, 320 p., ill., tabs, 24 cm Published: 2010 Practical action [etc.],…

Afrobarometer : an African-led series of national public attitude surveys on democracy and governance in Africa

Abstract: Afrobarometer is African-led initiative that reports the results of national sample surveys on the attitudes of citizens in selected African countries towards democracy, markets, civil society, and other aspects of development. Author(s): Afrobarometer Source(s): , Published: 2007 Afrobarometer, [Cape Town etc.] (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://www.afrobarometer.org/

State and governance : the limits of decentralisation

Abstract: The lessons of the experience of those countries where decentralization has had a positive impact suggest that devolution of power and the control of resources at the local level can only work to improve conditions when the State itself is committed to State and governance. Author(s): Chabal, Patrick Source(s): , SNV publications; H0702-01 16…

Empowerment and poverty reduction : a sourcebook

Abstract: This book addresses questions concerning empowerment, the role of the World Bank, and how to make growth more pro-poor. The final section of the book documents tools and practices that can support the implementation of an empowering approach to poverty reduction. Author(s): Narayan, Deepa Source(s): , xxiv, 371 p., ill., tabs, 24 cm Published:…