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Finding a Way in International Development

Finding a Way in International Development

Finding a Way in International Development

Options for Ethical and Effective Work

  • By: Sarah Parkinson

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ISBN: 9789385919008

Bind: Hardbound

Year: 2017

Pages: 284

Size: 6 x 9 Inch

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.

Published in India by: Viva Books

Exclusive Distributors: Viva Books

Sales Territory: India, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka

"A must read for those considering work in development, or for those taking an introspective look at their careers... I am sorry this book was not available when I started out; it would have been the most dog-eared of my collection."
-Sheilagh Henry, GlobalScale

"A rare book... It's a great introduction to the world and issues of humanitarian aid."
- Nick Macdonald, Mercy Corps

"A balanced, yet frank, account of the realities of following a career in international development... A must read for new and seasoned development practitioners alike."
- Naysan Adlparvar, University of Sussex

"Issues of ethics in development spring to life in this book... The book will challenge people who work in development-and those who are working toward it - to reflect on their choices... important reading for everyone who cares about making development efforts go better than they have."
- Jay Drydyk, Carleton University


Despite the labyrinthine bureaucracies, frustrating inefficiencies, and disorienting complexitiies of the "development business", many individuals and groups find their way through and contribute to positive change. How do they do it? What ethical and practical dilemmas do they face, and what strategies do they find most effective for overcoming them? Sarah Parkinson draws on the experiences of more than 150 practitioners to provide insights on how the international development system functions - and seasoned, down-to-earth advice about how to successfully confront its challenges.

Target Audience:
People interested in Development.


Chapter 1: Introduction

Part 1-The International Development System
Chapter 2: The Idea of International Development
Chapter 3: The International Development System in Practice
Chapter 4: Development Organizations

Part 2-Learning to Fit
Chapter 5: Facing Ourselves
Chapter 6: Learning the System
Chapter 7: Learning to Be Effective

Part 3-Different Ways to Engage

Chapter 8: The Drifters
Chapter 9: The Team Players
Chapter 10: The Visionaries
Chapter 11: Opting Out

Chapter 12: Conclusion
References • Index • About the Book

About the Authors:

Sarah Parkinson is a consultant on the monitoring and evaluation of development projects.


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