ERIC Number: EJ656334
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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A Grassroots View of Development Assistance.
Grassroots Development, v23 n1 p1-9 2002
Five decades of international assistance for economic and educational development failed because of top-down management and the questionable premise that defined development problems, interventions, and human factors solely in economic terms. In contrast, the Inter-American Foundation (IAF) supported communities' capacity to formulate their problems and devise their own solutions. Recommendations to IAF and other donors focus on supporting community processes and civic culture. (SV)
Descriptors: Agency Role, Community Action, Community Control, Community Needs, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Educational Development, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, International Programs, Participative Decision Making, Social Capital, Technical Assistance
For full text: http://www.iaf.gov/publications/publications en.asp?journal id= 1&pageLevel=content&pub id=341&pub year=2002&toc id=573&cont sort order=1. Also available in Spanish and Portuguese.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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