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August 12th, 2011 - 1:51 pm § in Guest Bloggers

Participation: Reality or the Promised Land? A View from South Sudan

Guest post by an aid worker in South Sudan: “Participation is a development anthem whose lyrics are not patriotically respected by the professionals of development. Even though the concept has been popularized…most projects still manipulate beneficiaries to accept outsiders’ wishes.”[...]

July 20th, 2010 - 2:26 pm § in Reflection & Rumination

Diving into the Deep End

Development practitioners and international "do-gooders" insert themselves in the difficult, yet ultimately fulfilling space between the inherent complexities of engaging communities in social change. [...]