Capacity-Building: An Approach to People-Centered Development Deborah Eade

ISBN: 9780855983666

Published: November 1st 1997

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226 pages


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Capacity-Building: An Approach to People-Centered Development  by  Deborah Eade

Capacity-Building: An Approach to People-Centered Development by Deborah Eade
November 1st 1997 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 226 pages | ISBN: 9780855983666 | 3.47 Mb

The prime purpose of Oxfam and similar development agencies is to assist poor men and women in changing their situation and exercising their right to participate in the development of their societies. However, aid agencies that ignore peoplesMoreThe prime purpose of Oxfam and similar development agencies is to assist poor men and women in changing their situation and exercising their right to participate in the development of their societies.

However, aid agencies that ignore peoples existing strengths may create dependency, and so make people more vulnerable than before. This book examines the concept of capacity-building and why it is such an integral part of development. It considers specific and practical ways in which NGOs can contribute to enabling people to build on the capacities they already possess, while avoiding undermining such capacities.Capacity-Building reviews the types of social organization with which NGOs might consider working, and the provision of training in a variety of skills and activities, for the people involved and for their organization.

The particular importance of using a capacity-building approach in emergency situations, and the dynamic and long-term nature of the process, are emphasized.



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