Measuring Empowerment: Cross-disciplinary Perspectives

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Deepa Narayan-Parker
World Bank Publications, 01‏/01‏/2005 - 475 من الصفحات
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Poverty reduction on a large scale depends on empowering those who are most motivated to move out of poverty? poor people themselves. But if empowerment cannot be measured, it will not be taken seriously in development policy making and programming.Building on the award-winning 'Empowerment and Poverty Reduction' sourcebook, this volume outlines a conceptual framework that can be used to monitor and evaluate programs centered on empowerment approaches. It presents the perspectives of 27 distinguished researchers and practitioners in economics, political science, sociology, psychology, anthropology, and demography, all of whom are grappling in different ways with the challenge of measuring empowerment. The authors draw from their research and experiences at different levels, from households to communities to nations, in various regions of the world.'Measuring Empowerment' is an invaluable resource for planners, practitioners, evaluators, and students indeed for all who are interested in approaches to poverty reduction that address issues of inequitable power relations.Note on cover: The picture of the woman in burqa is from the front page of a leading newspaper in India, the day after elections in the state of Mahashtra. The woman holds up her finger, marked by indelible ink to show that she has just voted and exercised her right and freedom to choose the leaders of her state of almost 100 million people.

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الصفحة 377 - Would you say the government is pretty much run by a few big interests looking out for themselves or that it is run for the benefit of all the people?
الصفحة 376 - Generally speaking, would you say that most people can be trusted or that you can't be too careful in dealing with people?
الصفحة 392 - When a man loses his wife in a department store without any prior understanding on where to meet if they get separated, the chances are good that they will find each other. It is likely that each will think of some obvious place to meet, so obvious that each will be sure that the other is sure that it is "obvious
الصفحة 377 - I'm going to read out some different forms of political action that people can take, and I'd like you to tell me. for each one, whether you have actually done any of these things, whether you might do it or would never, under any circumstances. do it.
الصفحة 453 - Membership requires that the candidate country has achieved stability of institutions guaranteeing democracy, the rule of law, human rights and respect for and protection of minorities, the existence of a functioning market economy as well as the capacity to cope with competitive pressure and market forces within the Union. Membership presupposes the candidate's ability to take on the obligations of membership including adherence to the aims of political, economic and monetary union.
الصفحة 40 - Bank's expanded definition, for example, sees it as 'the expansion of assets and capabilities of poor people to participate in, negotiate with, influence, control, and hold accountable institutions that affect their lives' (worldbank.org, author's emphasis).
الصفحة 378 - How much do you feel that political parties help to make the government pay attention to what the people think: a good deal, some, or not much?
الصفحة 286 - Quantitative methods are less prone to such subjectivities in interpretation, though not entirely free of them. Fourth, because of an inability to "control" for other mitigating factors or to establish the counterfactual (that is, what would have happened in the absence of the intervention), it is hard, though again not impossible, to make compelling claims regarding causality.
الصفحة 219 - If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there.

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