This book tells the story of development studies in practice over the last 50 years through the work of one remarkable individual--Robert Chambers. His work has taken him from being a colonial officer in Kenya through training and managing large rural development projects to a fundamental critique of top-down development and the championing of participatory approaches. The contributors eloquently demonstrate how he has been at the center of major shifts in development thinking and practice over this period, popularizing terms that are now at the center of the development lexicon such as vulnerability, multi-dimensional poverty, sustainable livelihoods and farmer first. The massive growth in participatory approaches to development, and particularly the application of participatory methods in development research and appraisal, has been core to the work of Robert Chambers. This has led to fundamental challenges to development practice, ranging from approaches to monitoring and evaluation to institutional learning and professional training. There is probably no one who has had more influence on approaches to development in the past decades. This book offers a unique overview of these contributions in approximately thirty concise chapters from respected authors who have been intimately involved as collaborators, critics, colleagues and friends of Robert Chambers.
|Book:||Revolutionizing Development: Reflections On The Work Of Robert Chambers|
|Author:||Andrea Cornwall Ian Scoones|
|Publisher:||BPI India Pvt Ltd|
|Number of Pages:||336|
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