Participatory Research and Gender Analysis

New Approaches

Author: Nina Lilja,John Dixon,Deborah Eade

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317986849

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

View: 8977

Agricultural development research aims to generate new knowledge or to retrieve and apply existing forms of knowledge in ways that can be used to improve the welfare of people who are living in poverty or are otherwise excluded, for instance by gender-based discrimination. Its effective application therefore requires ongoing dialogue with and the strong engagement of men and women from poor marginal farming communities. This book discusses opportunities afforded by effective knowledge pathways linking researchers and farmers, underpinned by participatory research and gender analysis. It sets out practices and debates in gender-sensitive participatory research and technology development, concentrating on the empirical issues of implementation, impact assessment, and institutionalisation of approaches for the wider development and research community. It includes six full-length chapters and eight brief practical notes and is enhanced by an annotated resources list of relevant publications, organisations, and websites adding to the portfolio of approaches and tools discussed by the contributors. Most of the 33 contributing authors work in the specialised agencies that form part of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). This book was published as a special issue of Development in Practice.

Equity, Well-being, and Ecosystem Health

Participatory Research for Natural Resource Management

Author: CGIAR Systemwide Program on Participatory Research and Gender Analysis for Technology Development and Institutional Innovation,Ann Braun

Publisher: N.A


Category: Agricultural ecology

Page: 62

View: 7991

Social and Gender Analysis in Natural Resource Management

Learning Studies and Lessons from Asia

Author: Ronnie Vernooy

Publisher: IDRC

ISBN: 155250218X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 250

View: 4294

Presents encounters with rural men and women in South Asian and Southeast Asian countries working for local and national governments and for non-governmental organizations. This book includes six case studies that highlight the diversity of efforts to integrate social and gender analysis into natural resource management research.

Participatory Research and Development for Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management: Doing participatory research and development

Author: Julian F. Gonsalves

Publisher: IDRC

ISBN: 1552501833

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 249

View: 5335

Research and development can no longer be the exclusive domain of scientists. To find sustainable solutions to development problems, a wider range of actors must be involved. It is crucial, for example, that local stakeholders provide input to the process. Participatory research and development (PR&D) offers such an inclusive model. This three-volume sourcebook provides easy access to field-tested PR&D concepts and practices for practitioners, researchers, and academic. As well, it presents a comprehensive overview of PR&D and will serve as a general reference for trainers, policymakers, donors, and development professionals. The sourcebook captures and examines PR&D experiences from over 30 countries, illustrating applications in sustainable crop and animal production, forest and watershed management, soil and water conservation, and postharvest and utilization.

Practising Gender Analysis in Education

Author: Fiona E. Leach

Publisher: Oxfam

ISBN: 9780855984939

Category: Social Science

Page: 162

View: 2440

This companion applies the Harvard framework, women's empowerment approach, gender analysis matrix and social relations approach to analysis of a variety of educational contexts, including national education policies and projects, schools, colleges, ministries, teaching and learning materials, and school and teacher training curricula.

Doing Development Research

Author: Vandana Desai,Rob Potter

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1847877826

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 9690

Doing Development Research is a comprehensive introduction to research in development studies, that provides thorough training for anyone carrying out research in developing countries. It brings together experts with extensive experience of overseas research, presenting an interdisciplinary guide to the core methodologies. Informed by years of research experience, Doing Development Research draws together many strands of action research and participatory methods, demonstrating their diverse applications and showing how they interrelate. The text provides: · an account of the theoretical approaches that underlie development work · an explanation of the practical issues involved in planning development research · a systematic overview of information and data collecting methods in three sub-sections: · methods of social research and associated forms of analysis · using existing knowledge and records · disseminating findings/research Using clear and uncomplicated language – illustrated with appropriate learning features throughout - the text guides the researcher through the choice of appropriate methods, the implementation of the research, and the communication of the findings to a range of audiences. This is the essential A-Z of development research.

Africa's Liberation

The Legacy of Nyerere

Author: Chambi Chachage,Annar Cassam

Publisher: IDRC

ISBN: 9970250000

Category: Africa

Page: 195

View: 8270

Managing Natural Resources for Sustainable Livelihoods

Uniting Science and Participation

Author: Barry Pound

Publisher: IDRC

ISBN: 9781844070268

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 252

View: 2157

• Provides an in-depth analysis of the importance of environmental policy in fighting poverty• Extremely relevant: (i) 2005 is the year of the ‘Make Poverty History’ campaign (ii) eradicating extreme poverty is one of the UN Millennium Development Goals

Integrating gender into forestry research

A guide for CIFOR scientists and programme administrators

Author: Cristina Manfre,Deborah Rubin

Publisher: CIFOR

ISBN: 6028693855


Page: 84

View: 3538

How do we integrate gender analysis into forestry research? Where do we start? What challenges are we going to face? What skills are required to conduct gender analysis? What methods are appropriate? What do we do with the data we collect? The answers to these questions often feel elusive. However many of them are within our reach. If you are a CIFOR scientist, partner or other researchers curious about what it means to conduct gender-responsive forestry research this guide is for you. This guide for was developed to help CIFOR scientists, partners, and program administrators more easily develop their own skills in gender analysis or find the needed resources elsewhere to advance efforts to integrate gender issue into forestry research. The guide provides researchers, ranging from those with no knowledge of gender concepts to those with some familiarity with the topic, with an introduction to the concept of gender and the gender dimensions of key forestry issues. Short thematic briefs outline the key dimensions of various topics including climate change, REDD+, and value chains. Gender related research questions and methods for conducting gender analysis are also described. The guide also provides tips and advice for building the right research team and gender-sensitive field strategies.

A Guide to Gender-analysis Frameworks

Author: Candida March,Ines A. Smyth,Maitrayee Mukhopadhyay

Publisher: Oxfam

ISBN: 9780855984038

Category: Social Science

Page: 144

View: 3091

This is a single-volume guide to all the main analytical frameworks for gender-sensitive research and planning. It draws on the experience of trainers and practitioners, and includes step-by-step instructions for using the frameworks.

Revolutions in Development Inquiry

Author: Robert Chambers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113655811X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 5550

Robert Chambers returns with a new book that reviews, together for the first time, some of the revolutionary changes in the methodologies and methods of development inquiry that have occurred in the past forty years, and reflects on their transformative potential for the future. This book breaks new ground by describing and analysing the evolution of a sequence of approaches. Starting with the dinosaurs of large-scale multi-subject questionnaire surveys, and the biased visits and perceptions of rural development tourism and urban-based professionals, there follows a look at the explosive proliferation of methodologies and methods of recent years. These include rapid rural appraisal (RRA) participatory rural appraisal (PRA) and dramatic developments in the still largely unrecognized fields of participatory numbers and statistics, and of participatory mapping and GIS. Chambers shows how these can empower local people and provide rigorous and valid substitutes for some more traditional methods of inquiry. Also presented is a repertoire for offsetting the biases of the urban trap, which has become so serious for officials and aid agency staff. Importantly, Chambers points out that we are now in a different space, methodologically, from a few years ago. He makes the case that participatory methodologies, evolved through creative and eclectic pluralism, can be a transformative wave for the future as drivers of personal, professional and institutional change. This book is for all who are concerned with development, regardless of profession, discipline or organization, who seek to be abreast of the revolutionary breakthroughs in approaches and methods of inquiry of recent years, and what Chambers calls their 'unlimited potentials'. Published with IDS.