AUTHOR : DEBORAH EADE
PRICE : Rs. 395.00 (First South Asian Edition)
ISBN : 81-87374-52-7
EXTENT. : 226 + VI (PB)
About the Book :
Capacity-building is an integral part of development theory and practice. However, aid agencies that ignore people’s existing strengths may create dependency, and so make people more vulnerable than before.
This book considers specific and practical ways in which NGOs can contribute to enabling people to build on the capacities they already posses. It reviews the types of social organization with which NGOs might consider working, and the provision of training in a variety of relevant skills and activities. The particular importance of using a capacity-building approach in emergency situations, and of the dynamic and long-term nature of the process, is also emphasized.
About the Author :
Deborah Eade is a writer on development issues, with many years of experience with Oxfam GB and other NGOs in Mexico and Central America. She is editor of the international journal Development in Practice, and is a regular consultant for major international agencies. She is co-author of The Oxfam Handbook of Development and Relief.