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This is a set of guidelines, with examples, for development project activities in developing countries, geared towards small community projects and NGDs, with an appropriate technology slant. The authors identify and discuss the roles of the "main movers" in development projects: first, the field workers - those implementing the action, looks at how they interact and suggests how this interaction may be improved. Secondly, the role of support organizations is examined, with particular reference to creative, financial and economic input, training and the organization of and efficient interface between the field experts and the aid organizations. Aid agencies are the third category examined, and their various roles are fully discussed. The book defends the idea that, whatever development action is proposed, it should begin with a proper in-depth identification of potentials and constraints that will influence it, even if this identification is subject to revision in the course of the action. The book then moves to programming - how to translate ideas into operational steps. Then comes the monitoring, which makes it possible to detect implementation anomalies, to correct action management and effect technical reorientations. The last stage is evaluation, which is a more complex analysis process while the action is in progress or already terminated. Its purpose is to make periodic judgements on the action and, if necessary, reorientate it.

Publication Details

  • Published: 1992
  • Publisher: COTA
  • ISBN-10: 0333576411
  • ISBN-13: 9780333576410
  • Dewey Decimal: 361.763
  • ECHO Library: 361.763 BEA

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