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5 Principles for Maintaining Downward Accountability When Supporting Community-Based Development

The success and ongoing relevancy of community-based development initiatives is largely dependent on the ability of community workers and NGO’s to maintain their accountability to stakeholders at the grassroots. However, downward accountability …

The Case for Capacity Development in Community-Based Conservation Efforts

In the protection and management of natural resources, it is widely agreed that human social, political, cultural and economic systems must be part of the equation (Berkes 2004; Kates et …

The Role of Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation in Community-Based Development

Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) is an important part of building both accountability and a learning process into the development program from the beginning, both within and between communities and organizations. …

Hard and Soft Appropriate Technologies and the Technology Generation Process

Appropriate Technology (AT) is a way of thinking about the choices and the applications of technology to solve a problem or to create something, such as a structure, a machine, an …

Tiyospaye Sakowin Education Center to host three native youth healing camps on Pine Ridge this summer.

In recent years there has been an epidemic of youth suicides across Indian Country and especially on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. In response to this crisis, a …

The Economic Logic of Resource-Scarce Communities: A Guide for Western Community Workers

For western community workers (whether they be expatriates from a western country, locals raised in relatively affluent western educated families or settlers on colonized lands) the economic logic of resource-scarce …

Village Earth Global Affiliate Human and Hope Association Providing Cambodians with ‘Sew Many Opportunities’

Recruiting villagers to study in the sewing program at Human and Hope Association (HHA) is no easy feat. The staff at this grassroots organisation based in Siem Reap, Cambodia, have …

Village Earth Global Affiliate: “As We Move Ahead, ICA Nepal for Social Reform”

The collected amount being handed to founder of SSDRC, Ms Sabita Upreti (right) by Ms. Ishu Subba, Executive Director (left) of ICA Nepal. Acknowledgment to Donors! With the collaboration with …

Village Earth Global Affiliate Cambodian Rural Development Team Enhancing Access to Clean Water

Here is some point about the CRDT activities at the moment. We are working to help the rural communities to develop themselves and have access to new livelihood activities while …

A Different Way of Thinking About Development, Praxis and Humanization

Around the world, wealth is measured in many ways. There is  a diversity of  definitions of what it means to be well-off, for example, the country of Bhutan has a …