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The Critical Villager

Eric Dudley

The Critical Villager

Eric Dudley

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"The Critical Villager considers the difficulties of providing effective development aid to the Third World. The high rate of failure in aid projects is often ascribed to inadequate consideration of local culture and conditions. Eric Dudley considers how community-based technical aid can be made more effective and sustainable. ^ Dudley argues that community-based participatory research and "transfer of technology" are not rival models of development but complementary components of effective aid. Calling for development workers, policy makers, and researchers to put themselves in the place of the intended beneficiaries of aid, Dudley suggests concrete principles for action and research. He shows that despite the wide range of cultures and circumstances, a set of concrete principles that inform the selection of new technologies and practices will be important in guiding the design of aid interventions.

- Publisher When aid to the Third World actually works it is usually on such a small scale that it makes little impact on the world's problems. Can demands for generalizable actions be reconciled with location-specific solutions? The Critical Villager considers how community-based technical aid can be made more effective and sustainable. Calling for development workers, policy makers and researchers to put themselves in the place of the intended beneficiaries of aid, it suggests concrete principles for action and research. It argues that participatory research and 'transfer of technology' should not be regarded as rival models for development but rather as complementary components in a single process of effective aid.

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"The Critical Villager considers the difficulties of providing effective development aid to the Third World. The high rate of failure in aid projects is often ascribed to inadequate consideration of local culture and conditions. Eric Dudley considers how community-based technical aid can be made more effective and sustainable. ^ Dudley argues that community-based participatory research and "transfer of technology" are not rival models of development but complementary components of effective aid. Calling for development workers, policy makers, and researchers to put themselves in the place of the intended beneficiaries of aid, Dudley suggests concrete principles for action and research. He shows that despite the wide range of cultures and circumstances, a set of concrete principles that inform the selection of new technologies and practices will be important in guiding the design of aid interventions.
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When aid to the Third World actually works it is usually on such a small scale that it makes little impact on the world's problems. Can demands for generalizable actions be reconciled with location-specific solutions? The Critical Villager considers how community-based technical aid can be made more effective and sustainable. Calling for development workers, policy makers and researchers to put themselves in the place of the intended beneficiaries of aid, it suggests concrete principles for action and research. It argues that participatory research and 'transfer of technology' should not be regarded as rival models for development but rather as complementary components in a single process of effective aid.
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9780415073448
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  • Catalogue Code 210572
  • Product Code 0415073448
  • EAN 9780415073448
  • Pages 186
  • Department Academic
  • Category Christian Worldview
  • Sub-Category Social Issues
  • Publisher Routledge
  • Publication Date Nov 1993
  • Dimensions 215 x 139 x 15 mm
  • Weight 0.294kg

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