By Lata Narayanaswamy
Knowledge-for-development is under-theorised and under-researched inside improvement reviews, yet as a suite of coverage pursuits it's thriving inside improvement perform. Donors and different organisations are striving to enhance the move of knowledge inside and among decision-makers and so-called ‘poor and marginalized teams’ that allows you to advertise financial and social improvement, together with the empowerment of ladies. Gender, strength and data for Development questions the assumptions and perform of the knowledge-for-development industry.
Using a qualitative, multi-site ethnographical learn of a Northern-based gender info carrier and its ‘beneficiaries’ in India, the ebook queries the software of the information paradigm itself and the underlying assumption wisdom deficit exists within the international South. It questions the price of practices designed to deal with this presumed deficit that search to extend details with no addressing the explicit difficulties of the information structures being distinct for help. After reviewing the facts, the ebook recommends that overseas organizations, governments and practitioners movement clear of the assumption that info intermediaries can hire revolutionary correctives to ‘tinker on the edges’ and hence unravel the shortcomings of on-going makes an attempt to take advantage of wisdom by myself as a driving force of development.
Gender, energy and data for Development could be of serious curiosity to researchers, scholars in improvement stories, gender stories, and verbal exchange reviews in addition to INGOs, donor businesses and teams engaged in info for improvement (i4D), ICT for improvement (ICT4D), Tech4Dev, wisdom mobilization and knowledge-for-development (K4D).
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Gender, Power and Knowledge for Development (Routledge Explorations in Development Studies) by Lata Narayanaswamy