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Towards better outcomes for children: Alternative Perspectives on International Development

Crewe, Emma (2007) 'Towards better outcomes for children: Alternative Perspectives on International Development.' Journal of Children’s Services, 2 (4). pp. 59-70.

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Contrary to prevailing wisdom, international development does not either succeed or fail. It does both. With reference to case study material gleaned from working with both grant-makers and international civil society organisations, this article critiques both the assumptions and organisation of development. This article articulates the problems but also demonstrates how: (1) partnerships could be reoriented so that power relations are continually challenged; (2) planning mechanisms could be more focused and efficient; and (3) innovation, learning and reflective action could be promoted so that practice is appropriate to the context and therefore promotes better outcomes for children.

Item Type: Journal Articles
SOAS Departments & Centres: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Department of Anthropology and Sociology
ISSN: 17466660
Depositing User: Huei-Lan Liu
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2009 14:43
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/7815

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