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Development in Practice (Routledge Revivals)

Paved with good intentions

By Doug Porter, Bryant Allen, Gaye Thompson

Routledge – 2010 – 248 pages

Series: Routledge Revivals

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Description

The Magarini Settlement Project in Kenya is typical of many large Third World rural development projects of recent years, not least in its failure to fulfil even minimum goals. First published in 1991, Development in Practice explores the reasons for this projects failure, and looks at the lessons to be learned from this experience for development in general. Challenging many assumptions and approaches, its provocative conclusions will generate much interest amongst development practitioners.

Contents

1. A project somewhere in Africa 2. Setting the scene 3. Agriculture: change and uncertainty 4. Institutions for managing uncertainty 5. Strengthening the people's hand? 6. Against whose odds? Constructing certainty Giriama style 7. More diversity for more certainty

Name: Development in Practice (Routledge Revivals): Paved with good intentions (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: By Doug Porter, Bryant Allen, Gaye Thompson. The Magarini Settlement Project in Kenya is typical of many large Third World rural development projects of recent years, not least in its failure to fulfil even minimum goals. First published in 1991, Development in Practice explores the reasons for...
Categories: Economics, Development Economics, Development Studies, Development Policy, Development Theory, Economics and Development