ERIC Number: ED349362
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
Peace Corps: Urban Development Programming Guidelines.
Peace Corps, Washington, DC. Information Collection and Exchange Div.
This guide, for Peace Corp workers and administrators, is designed to assist those in the field to identify urban development project opportunities and to suggest ways to develop urban development project plans. Following a brief statement by Jorge Hardoy and an illustration of the expected growing urban population, section I, a summary, describes the background for a new Peace Corp focus on urban areas in response to the increased urbanization of the world's population, particularly in China, India, and other parts of Asia. Section II, an introduction, identifies problems of urban growth; describes the donor view and response to the situation in employment, shelter, community services, city management, youth, and environment; details the Peace Corps urban development initiative; and identifies support for the urban initiative. Section III on urban programming describes country assessments, project development, urban project issues, volunteer assignment descriptions, training for volunteers, and volunteer service. Section IV, conclusions, lists themes that have guided the urban initiative and emphasizes the importance of the program. Extensive appendixes provide information on guidance to the field, project summaries, project plans, Peace Corps assignment descriptions, training, description of volunteer service, an urban programming bibliography, data charts by region, and a list of urban development contacts. (JB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Peace Corps, Washington, DC. Information Collection and Exchange Div.
Identifiers: Peace Corps; Urban Development