NGOs and Participatory Development in India

By: P.V. Baiju

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The book unravels the concept of participation and its ramifications in theoretical and applied contexts. It mulls over the manifold interpretations of participation, types of participation, history of participatory practices and refers to examples of participatory development in different parts of the world. Later it leads to concise understanding of Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA), its evolution, philosophy, principles, tools and its application at variety of contexts around the globe. Further, it explains how the NGOs applied PRA in their activities and how people responded to it. It ponders over the benefits and challenges of doing PRA from the views of NGOs, staff and beneficiaries. The book ends with thoughts on how NGOs respond to contemporary challenges and how participation shall be taken to next level. This book explores the participatory practices in the development programmes by nine NGOs in Wayanad district in Kerala, South India. The research followed mixed methodology and conducted a multidimensional analysis of data from the NGO directors, staff and beneficiaries. The book offers comprehensive outlook of NGOs in India and application of participatory approaches in their work. The book comprehensively narrates history of NGOs in India, types of NGOs and services. This is substantiated by empirical data on the profile of NGOs, outlining description of their infrastructure, services, staff and resources. The book presents research data on beneficiaries of NGOs and sketches their socio-economic profile and their association with voluntary service. The book is a significant contribution to knowledge on NGOs in India, beneficiaries of NGOs, concept of participation, Participatory Rural Appraisal and on how NGOs adapt to participatory practices. It is equally useful to development workers, NGOs, students of social sciences, Extension Education and anyone interested in discourses in development. Printed Pages: 134.

Title: NGOs and Participatory Development in India

Author Name: P.V. Baiju

Categories: India, Education,

Publisher: New Delhi, Concept Publishing Company: 2015

ISBN: 9789351251354

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

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Seller ID: 700833

Keywords: NGOs and Participatory Development in India P.V. Baiju