Culture, community-oriented learning and the post-2015 development agenda: a view from Laos

Sims, Kearrin (2015) Culture, community-oriented learning and the post-2015 development agenda: a view from Laos. Third World Quarterly, 36 (10). pp. 1922-1943.

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This article critically interrogates current policy-sector approaches to culturally sensitive development and the manner in which culture has been conceptualised within the post-2015 development agenda-setting process. By providing a brief interpretive summary of academic debates surrounding culture and development, an analysis of how 'culturally sensitive' practices have been pursued within the policy sector, and an examination of the insufficient consideration given to culturally sensitive development within post-2015 agenda setting, I argue that much uncertainty remains around how to translate complex academic understandings of culture and development into policy responses. Following this, I provide one case study drawn from the small, low-income country of Laos to suggest possibilities as to how culturally sensitive development may be better conceptualised and implemented within a post-2015 global development era.

Item ID: 46953
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1360-2241
Keywords: culture and development, community-oriented learning, Laos, post-2015, Sombath Somphone, participatory development
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2017 03:54
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1699 Other Studies in Human Society > 169999 Studies in Human Society not elsewhere classified @ 40%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1601 Anthropology > 160101 Anthropology of Development @ 60%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society @ 100%
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