Troubled Waters


Troubled Waters
The Ambivalence of South-North Partnerships in Research for Development
by Ange Wieberdink

Jan Pronk, former Dutch Minister of Development Cooperation, in his preface:
Everyone in the South and the North who is involved in research and development cooperation can benefit from reading and pondering the results of this study.

Demand-oriented programmes involving South-North partnerships often lose touch with the demand that led to their establishment in the first place. This book addresses the ‘troubled waters’ of hidden cultural norms and values that shape the decision-making process, the translation of social programmes into research and the use of analysis to generate solutions. It explains how identifying the steering forces is the first step towards improving the structure of research programmes that support development.

International Books, 2005
ISBN 9057270536



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