A hierarchy of needs for achieving impact in international research for development

Butler, James R.A., Darbas, Toni, Addison, Jane, Bohensky, Erin L., Carter, Lucy, Cosijin, Michaela, Maru, Yiheyis T., Stone-Jovicich, Samantha, Williams, Liana J., and Rodrigues, Luis C. (2017) A hierarchy of needs for achieving impact in international research for development. In: Schandl, Heinz, and Walker, Iain, (eds.) Social Science and Sustainability. CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, pp. 109-129.

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[Extract] In developing countries, change in environmental and socio-economic systems is occurring at unprecedented rates, driven by rapid globalisation, technological advances, modernisation and increasingly unpredictable economic and environmental shocks (Leach 2008). As a consequence, there are growing concerns that conventional international development initiatives aiming to reduce poverty, conserve or sustainably use the environment and increase resilience, are becoming less effective. Recently, Ramalingam (2013) argued that aid programs’ established assumptions of linear, simple cause-and-effect relationships which have long guided interventions and their evaluation are no longer valid. Instead, he argues for a more ‘systemic, adaptive, networked, dynamic approach ... and a fundamental shift in the mental models, strategic approaches, organisational philosophies and performance approaches of foreign aid’ (Ramalingam 2013, p. 361).

Item ID: 49668
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-1-4863-0640-4
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2017 02:20
FoR Codes: 44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4404 Development studies > 440499 Development studies not elsewhere classified @ 67%
30 AGRICULTURAL, VETERINARY AND FOOD SCIENCES > 3002 Agriculture, land and farm management > 300210 Sustainable agricultural development @ 33%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9609 Land and Water Management > 960999 Land and Water Management of Environments not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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