Read a 22 page report on rural road construction in Nepal by community-based development expert, Nawang Gurung. Beginning with the background of road development in Nepal, this report details the causes of rural road construction mushrooming, the process of construction, the impacts, advantages, disadvantages, cost effectiveness, and a plan forward for community-led rural road development in Nepal.
This article attempts to understand the possibilities for democratization, sustainable prosperity, equity and multiculturalism in Arunachal Pradesh. It grapples with these wider questions through an analysis of ten years of community mobilization in three tribal areas of the state, from 1997 to 2006. The goal is to understand how democratic public space can be nurtured, expanded and deepened.
Bill Carmichael, Chairman of the Board of Future Generations, shares his experience in building the capacity of civil society organizations with the Ford Foundation from 1968 - 1989. Caroline Hartnell interviews Bill Carmichael for Alliance magazine's June 2009 issue focused on philanthropy’s role in promoting democracy and civil society.
Woodrow Wilson Center Workshops on the Politics of Education and Health Reforms
Health sector reforms in Peru, despite nearly a decade of reform efforts, are best described as piecemeal. The reform project itself lacked a comprehensive vision, and the resulting policies often either conflicted with each other, or with the stated overall goals of health sector reform: “a reform with equity, efficiency and quality”. Major health indicators, moreover, show improvement in health status, but these improvements are not substantially different from improvements in non-reform, and even crisis periods of the health sector.