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Campbell, John (2008) 'International Development and Bilateral Aid to Kenya in the 1990s.' Journal of Anthropological Research, 64 (2). pp. 249-267.

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This paper seeks to analyze a decade of international development in Kenya through the lens of a multi-sited and multi-level ethnographic analysis. It demonstrates the inherently messy and political nature of development as well as the need to analyze the social and cultural contexts in which policies are debated, negotiated, and implemented. An anthropological approach provides insight into the complexity of development policy and the unpredictability of development outcomes which are obscured by research that relies on policy texts and/or eschews empirical fieldwork.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Bilateral donors; Development policy; Kenya; Non-governmental organizations (NGOs)
SOAS Departments & Centres: Legacy Departments > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Department of Anthropology and Sociology
ISSN: 00917710
Copyright Statement: © 2008 by The University of New Mexico. All rights reserved. This is the published version of record. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
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Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2008 15:56

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