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):…

Empowering local people through community-based resource monitoring : a comparison of Brazil and Namibia

Abstract: The psychological, social, economic, and political aspects of local empowerment in wildlife monitoring systems in Brazil and Namibia were assessed. Empowerment was facilitated by the value of natural resources, rights to trade and manage resources, and collaboration by stakeholders. Author(s): Constantino, Pedro De Araujo Lima Source(s): , Ecology and society (E&S); vol. 17, no.…

Decentralization, local development and women’s empowerment : innovating knowledge and practice

Abstract: Decentralization and local development have opened spaces that women are occupying increasingly. In this process, women are empowered socially, economically and politically and contribute to transform these new spaces in vital ways. Author(s): Swartz, Sara Source(s): , Universitas forum : journal on human development and international cooperation; Vol. 3, No. 1 1 file, ill…

DDP : Democracy development programme

Abstract: Since its initiation in 1993, the DDP has been a non-partisan non-profit organisation, supporting capacity building on governance and civil society levels to ensure that both are empowered for meaningful participation in South Africa’s social transformation. Author(s): Source(s): , Published: 2012 Democracy development programme (DDP), Durban (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://www.ddp.org.za/

Bootstrapping democracy : transforming local governance and civil society in Brazil

Abstract: [Partial preview] Looking closely at eight cities in Brazil, this book investigates participatory budgeting to ask whether its reforms truly make a difference in deepening democracy and empowering civil society. Author(s): Baiocchi, Gianpaolo; Heller, Patrick; Silva, Marcelo Kunrath Source(s): , xvi, 204 p., ill., tabs, 23 cm Published: 2011 Stanford university press, Stanford, CA…