Development as Process: Concepts and Methods for Working with Complexity

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Process" approaches to economic and social development appear to be more flexible and offer greater prospects of success than traditional "project" methods.
Development as Process addresses the questions raised by the different natures of the two approaches. The authors examine development projects through experience in water resources development in India and in organizational learning by a Bangladeshi NGO. Inter-agency contexts are examined in the setting of an aquaculture project in Bangladesh and in the setting of agriculture and natural resources development in Rajisthan, India. Finally, the role of process monitoring is explained in the context of policy reform, with illustrations from forestry in India and land reform in Russia.
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Table of Contents

Notes on contributors
Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction 1
1 Process-oriented approaches to development practice and social research 3
2 Process documentation research and process monitoring: cases and issues 31
Pt. 1 Process monitoring and impact assessment in development projects 55
3 Participatory water resources development in western India: influencing policy and practice through process documentation research 57
4 An evolutionary approach to organisational learning: an experiment by an NGO in Bangladesh 68
5 Impact assessment, process projects and output-to-purpose reviews: work in progress in the Department for International Development (DFID) 84
Pt. 2 Process monitoring in inter-agency contexts 97
6 Partnership as process: building an institutional ethnography of an inter-agency aquaculture project in Bangladesh 99
7 A donor's perspective and experience of process and process monitoring 116
8 Process monitoring and inter-organisational collaboration in Indian agriculture: Udaipur District and beyond 132
Pt. 3 Process monitoring and policy reform 153
9 The resolution and validation of policy reform: illustrations from Indian forestry and Russian land privatisation 155
Bibliography 195
Index 196
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