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Description - Voices from the Margins by Roger Lewins

Describes the work of Practical Action in introducing consensus-based planning approaches in villages that are poor even by Bangladesh standards, where 90 per cent of people live under the poverty line and over 60 per cent are illiterate. These methods work on raising the voice and confidence of the poor at the local level within their communities, and the results have been spectacular: opening up new income generation and resource management and influencing opportunities for marginalized communities in flood-prone areas. Highly useful in countries that reject the role of NGOs in governance or human rights, and in planning for disasters and humanitarian interventions. Essential reading for programme staff of national and international NGOs, governance and rural development advisors in the national and multilateral agencies, Ministry officials, and researchers and students in universities and development institutes.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781853396243
ISBN-10: 1853396249
Format: Paperback / softback
(210mm x 297mm x 7mm)
Pages: 101
Imprint: Practical Action Publishing
Publisher: Practical Action Publishing
Publish Date: 15-Dec-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Roger Lewins

Roger Lewins, formerly a Research Fellow at the University of Portsmouth, is an independent consultant in the field of development research. He currently specializes in governance issues in the fisheries sector. Stuart Coupe formerly International Projects Manager of the Reducing Vulnerability Team at Practical Action, an international NGO active on agricultural biodiversity and Farmers' Rights issues, has a background in Southern African Studies, including doctorate study and published works since 1992. Francis Murray is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling, UK.

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