By Wendy Quarry
This full of life ebook argues that during the advance approach, verbal exchange is every little thing. The authors, global specialists during this box as academics, practitioners and theorists, argue that verbal exchange for improvement is an inventive and cutting edge frame of mind that could permeate the final method of any improvement initiative. They illustrate their argument with shiny case stories and instruments for the reader. Acknowledgements; creation; 1 -- verbal exchange for improvement: environment the scene; half ONE -- What we all know; 2 -- The that means of 'another' improvement; three -- Planners and searchers: methods of doing improvement; four -- Why communicators cannot converse; half -- What we realized; five -- operating within the gray area; 6 -- Early champions: uncovering rules; 7 -- New activists: ideas that commute; eight -- The forgotten context; half 3 -- What we will be able to do otherwise; nine -- education and negotiating within the gray area; 10 -- looking and listening: sturdy communique, reliable improvement
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Extra info for Communication for another development : listening before telling
Planners are accountable upwards. They are always looking over their shoulders back to the office at headquarters (promotion central) rather than forward to the ground at their feet. However, Easterly points out, the big plans at the top keep the rich people happy because ‘something is being done’. But (and here is the caveat) if ineffective big plans take the pressure off the rich to help the poor, the tragedy is that then the effective piecemeal actions may not happen. When Wendy was working for the Bank in Delhi she always felt that her boss was looking over his shoulder back to Washington – it was a distinct impression.
However, methods and media are but instruments in a wider context. Politics, power, religion, institutions, policies and personalities set the scene. For our methods and media to play a role, we need an enabling context. We need Another (good) Development. Two years after Andreas Fuglesang published his book, Father Gaston Roberge wrote a book with a similar title: Another Cinema for Another Society. Roberge advocated that the kind of cinema that was needed had to be other than and different from the bulk of the cinema of the time.
Their interest was matched with a relevant technology, and made available in a way that they could see, test and modify it. They could control and use it in their own terms – much like mobile phones, but we are getting ahead of ourselves. Listeners lost ground to the tellers In our understanding it is good development that breeds good communication. The 1980s were not ideal times. Yet, compared to today, the development context then provided windows of opportunity for experiments in participatory development.
Communication for another development : listening before telling by Wendy Quarry