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  • Roots and Resources - global and regional experience and analysis
    These documents and links may help people in Burma/Myanmar think about the risks and benefits of \"development\", especially when imposed from top and from outside, without full and deep consultation with the people whose are most affected. This and other sections (Land, Forests etc.) also cover corporate and military-corporate appropriation of land and other resources.

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    Title: "Resurgence" Magazine online
    Description/subject: " Since 1966 Resurgence magazine has been one of the pillars of environmental thinking, generating an ecological awareness essential for human and planetary well-being and survival..."
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: "Resurgence"
    Format/size: html
    Date of entry/update: 30 January 2005


    Title: "The Ecologist" online
    Description/subject: "Founded in 1970, 'The Ecologist' is the world's most widely-read environmental magazine. Published in four continents, The Ecologist is read by over 200,000 people in 150 countries. A key player in major environmental campaigns against GM crops, rainforest destruction, climate change and the impact of globalisation, The Ecologist's early-warning signs have helped set environmental and political agendas across the world...."
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: "The Ecologist"
    Format/size: html
    Date of entry/update: 30 January 2005


    Title: Better World Links
    Description/subject: "Over 90,000 well organized links (internet addresses) in English on the following global topics: Peace, Human Rights, Environment, One World, Social Justice, Sustainability, Conflict Regions, Military, Culture, Health, Women, Men, Youth, Education, Religion, Economics, Globalization, Politics, Media, And many more issues affecting our future... "Better World Links" is the leading web-site of its kind in the world. Up-to-date, balanced, hand-picked, free of charge and without advertising ! A link collection with an error rate of under 2 % ensured by regular checks. An update takes place every week with new links (more frequently in times of crisis). It is an ideal tool for everyone concerned with the issues listed above, facilitating orientation in the data jungle of the internet and allowing optimal use of the internet, thereby saving time and money. A forum for Peace, Human Rights, the Environment, 3rd World Issues, Women, Democracy and Social Movements of all countries. An easy-to-use and comprehensive data base of all relevant NGOs (non-governmental organizations) and information represented in the internet. Access to important information that does not correspond to published opinion - in particular critical background information on current problems..."
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: Better World Links
    Format/size: html
    Date of entry/update: 27 August 2012


    Title: Center for the advancement of the steady-state economy (CASSE)
    Description/subject: "Perpetual economic growth is neither possible nor desirable. Growth, especially in wealthy nations, is already causing more problems than it solves. Recession isn't sustainable or healthy either. The positive, sustainable alternative is a steady state economy. Learn More >>
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: CASSE
    Format/size: html
    Date of entry/update: 09 November 2012


    Title: Compas - endogenous developent
    Description/subject: COMPAS (COMPAring and Supporting endogenous development) is a capacity building programme to develop and mainstream endogenous development methodologies for strengthening biocultural diversity. .....THEMES THEMES: Agriculture... Biodiversity conservation... Community protocols... Education... Livelihoods... Sacred natural sites... Traditional leadership... Traditional Medicine....offers a number of downloadable publications.
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: Compas
    Format/size: html
    Date of entry/update: 30 October 2014


    Title: Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation web site
    Description/subject: Documents on alternative development, including specifically on Burma.
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation
    Date of entry/update: 23 January 2005


    Title: Environmental magazines and alternative media links (text and video)
    Description/subject: 55 online publications
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: "Resurgence" magazine
    Format/size: html
    Date of entry/update: 05 May 2013


    Title: Focus on the Global South
    Description/subject: "Focus on the Global South is a program of development policy research, analysis and action. Focus engages in research, analysis, advocacy and grassroots capacity building on critical issues. It was founded in 1995 and is currently attached to the Chulalongkorn University Social Research Institute (CUSRI) in Bangkok, Thailand. Focus was founded, the same year the World Trade Organization came into existence. At that time, the system of corporate-driven globalisation was at its apogee. Focus’s program and structure reflected the priorities of a people’s movement that was facing a steep uphill struggle as it grappled with the impact of globalisation on the daily lives and struggles of the poor and marginalized people in the South. Today, corporate-driven globalisation is suffering a deep crisis of legitimacy globally and is on the ideological defensive, even as its poverty-creating, inequality-increasing, and ecologically destructive structure and dynamics continue to grind on. Focus has also traveled considerably from its starting point. It is today widely considered a “key player” in the global movement for a different and better world. Its analyses of global developments are extensively consulted, as are its suggestions for structural change. Focus’ goals have not changed. They continue to be the dismantling of oppressive economic and political structures and institutions, the creation of liberating structures and institutions, demilitarization, and the promotion of peace-building instead of conflict. It is the programmatic and organizational expressions of these goals that need to be adapted to the changes in the global balance of forces" ... Rich seam of articles, links, news etc.
    Language: English, French, Spanish, Thai, Indonesian, Portuguese
    Source/publisher: Focus on the Global South
    Format/size: html, pdf
    Date of entry/update: 10 August 2010


    Title: Forest Peoples Programme - Supporting forest people's rights
    Description/subject: Environmental governance...Climate and forests...Legal and human rights...Responsible finance
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: Forest People's Programme
    Format/size: html
    Date of entry/update: 20 June 2012


    Title: International Institute for Sustainable Development
    Description/subject: "The International Institute for Sustainable Development is a Canadian-based, international public policy research institute for sustainable development. Since it was first articulated in the Brundtland Commission’s Our Common Future in 1987, sustainable development has never been superseded by a more compelling or universally-acceptable expression of humanity’s shared goals. At its simplest level, any form of development that is not sustainable contains the seeds of its own destruction. For development to be sustainable, it must not only generate wealth: it must also advance social justice, reduce and eventually eliminate poverty, and remain within the limits imposed by ecosystem and resource resilience..."
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: International Institute for Sustainable Development
    Format/size: html
    Date of entry/update: 23 September 2014


    Title: Misereor publications
    Description/subject: MISEREOR produces a range of publications on its focal topics each year. Here you will find these documents for your information and use: Substantial reports on: Extractive Industries... Shaping economic processes... Climate change... Food security and agriculture... Access to land... Health... Energy for the poor... Vocational training... Appropriate technology.
    Language: English. also available in Deutsch, Español, Français, Português
    Source/publisher: Misereor
    Format/size: html, pdf
    Date of entry/update: 24 February 2014


    Title: Navdanya
    Description/subject: "Navdanya means “nine seeds” (symbolizing protection of biological and cultural diversity) and also the “new gift” (for seed as commons, based on theright to save and share seeds In today’s context of biological and ecological destruction, seed savers are the true givers of seed. This gift or “dana” of Navadhanyas (nine seeds) is the ultimate gift – it is a gift of life, of heritage and continuity. Conserving seed is conserving biodiversity, conserving knowledge of the seed and its utilization, conserving culture, conserving sustainability. Navdanya is a network of seed keepers and organic producers spread across 17 states in India. Navdanya has helped set up 111 community seed banks across the country, trained over 5,00,000 farmers in seed sovereignty, food sovereignty and sustainable agriculture over the past two decades, and helped setup the largest direct marketing, fair trade organic network in the country. Navdanya has also set up a learning center, Bija Vidyapeeth (School of the Seed / Earth University) on its biodiversity conservation and organic farm in Doon Valley, Uttarakhand, North India. Navdanya is actively involved in the rejuvenation of indigenous knowledge and culture. It has created awareness on the hazards of genetic engineering, defended people's knowledge from biopiracy and food rights in the face of globalisation and climate change. Navdanya is a women centred movement for the protection of biological and cultural diversity."..... Earth Democracy Climate Change... Women for Diversity...Organic Movement... The Earth University - Bija Vidyapeeth Campaigns.....Several useful publications for download
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: Navdanya
    Format/size: html
    Date of entry/update: 25 September 2014


    Title: New Economics Foundation
    Description/subject: " nef (the new economics foundation) is an independent think-and-do tank that inspires and demonstrates real economic well-being. We aim to improve quality of life by promoting innovative solutions that challenge mainstream thinking on economic, environment and social issues. We work in partnership and put people and the planet first. nef was founded in 1986 by the leaders of The Other Economic Summit (TOES) which forced issues such as international debt onto the agenda of the G7 and G8 summits. We are unique in combining rigorous analysis and policy debate with practical solutions on the ground, often run and designed with the help of local people. We also create new ways of measuring progress towards increased well-being and environmental sustainability. nef works with all sections of society in the UK and internationally - civil society, government, individuals, businesses and academia - to create more understanding and strategies for change..."
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: New Economics Foundation
    Format/size: html
    Date of entry/update: 14 October 2012


    Title: New Economy Coalition
    Description/subject: "The mission of the New Economy Coalition (NEC) is to convene and support all those who might contribute to an economy that is restorative to people, place, and planet, and that operates according to principles of democracy, justice and appropriate scale. Faced with interconnected ecological and economic crises, we believe that shared prosperity, sustainability and an equitable society require deep, systemic changes to both our economy and our politics. We support a just transition to a new economy that enables both thriving communities and ecological health. Today, the majority of people are deprived of a voice in political and economic life. Fundamental flaws in the political economic system permit the concentration of resources and power, exacerbating inequality and destroying ecosystems. The beneficiaries of this system obstruct efforts to restore communities and livelihoods. These crises are poisoning our water, air, and land; creating climate chaos; and driving millions into disease and poverty. The old models have not delivered. Something new is required..."
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: New Economy Coalition
    Format/size: html
    Date of entry/update: 14 October 2012


    Title: Practical Action
    Description/subject: "Our distinctive practical approach:- Technology challenging today's divided world: Practical Action works alongside communities to find practical solutions to the poverty they face. We see technology as a vital contributor to people’s livelihoods. Our definition of technology includes physical infrastructure, machinery and equipment, knowledge and skills and the capacity to organise and use all of these. We actively seek to work with communities and adopt a collaborative approach, sharing knowledge and experience. We increase our impact by scaling up success and pushing for policy change that directly benefits poor communities... Practical Action's vision and mission: Vision - Technology justice: a sustainable world free of poverty and injustice in which technology is used for the benefit of all... Mission - To contribute to poor people’s wellbeing, using technology to challenge poverty by: * building the capabilities of poor men and women; * improving their access to technical options and knowledge; and * working with them to influence social, economic and institutional systems for innovation and the use of technology..."....The Documents Library contains many appropriate technology downloads.
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: Practical Action
    Format/size: html
    Date of entry/update: 14 October 2012


    Title: Resolve
    Description/subject: "RESOLVE is a novel, cross-disciplinary research collaboration between four separate groups in the University of Surrey: the Centre for Environmental Strategy, the Environmental Psychology Research Group, the Surrey Energy Economics Centre and the Department of Sociology. The overall aim of RESOLVE is to develop a robust understanding of the links between lifestyle, societal values and environment. In particular, RESOLVE will work to provide robust, evidence-based advice to policy-makers in the UK and elsewhere who are seeking to understand and to influence the behaviours and practices of 'energy consumers'. Specific objectives of the proposed research group will be:..."
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: University of Surrey
    Format/size: html
    Date of entry/update: 14 October 2012


    Title: Results of a Google search for Endogenous Development
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: Google
    Format/size: html
    Date of entry/update: 30 October 2014


    Title: Results of a Google search for Sustainable Development
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: Google
    Format/size: html
    Date of entry/update: 30 October 2014


    Title: Rights and Resources Initiative
    Description/subject: A global coalition of 14 Partners and over 120 international, regional and community organizations advancing forest tenure, policy, and market reforms..... Core Beliefs: "Based on our experience, we find that empowerment of rural people and asset-based development are part of a process that is dependent on a set of enabling conditions, including security of tenure to access and use natural resources. As a coalition of diverse and varied organizations, RRI is guided by a set of core beliefs... Rights of Poor Communities Must Be Recognized and Strengthened: We believe it is possible to achieve the seemingly irreconcilable goals of alleviating poverty, conserving forests and encouraging sustained economic growth in forested regions. However, for this to happen, the rights of poor communities to forests and trees, as well as their rights to participate fully in markets and the political processes that regulate forest use, must be recognized and strengthened. ... Progress Requires Supporting and Responding to Local Communities: We believe that progress requires supporting, and responding to, local community organizations and their efforts to advance their own well-being... Now is the Time to Act: We believe that the next few decades are particularly critical. They represent an historic moment where there can be either dramatic gains, or losses, in the lives and well-being of the forest poor, as well as in the conservation and restoration of the world’s threatened forests... Progress Requires Engagement and Constructive Participation by All: It is clear that progress on the necessary tenure and policy reforms requires constructive participation by communities, governments and the private sector, as well as new research and analysis of policy options and new mechanisms to share learning between communities, governments and the private sector... Reforming Forest Tenure and Governance Requires a Focused and Sustained Global Effort: We believe that reforming forest tenure and governance to the scale necessary to achieve either the Millennium Development Goals, or the broader goals of improved well-being, forest conservation and sustained-forest-based economic growth will require a new, clearly focused and sustained global effort by the global development community."
    Language: English (French and spanish also available)
    Source/publisher: Rights and Resources Initiative
    Format/size: html
    Date of entry/update: 22 August 2012


    Title: Rio+20 Portal - Building the Peoples Summit Rio+20
    Description/subject: MAIN THEMES: Ethical and philosophical fundamentals: subjectivity, domination, and emancipation... Human rights, peoples, territories, and defense of Mother Earth... Political subjects, the architecture of power, and democracy... Production, distribution and consumption, access to wealth, common goods, and economies in transition.
    Language: English (French, Spanish, Portuguese also available)
    Source/publisher: Rio+20 Portal
    Format/size: html
    Date of entry/update: 26 June 2012


    Title: Shift
    Description/subject: "Shift is an independent, non-profit center for business and human rights practice. We help governments, businesses and their stakeholders put the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights into practice. We share our learning by developing public guidance materials that help build the field globally. We were established in July 2011, following the unanimous endorsement of the Guiding Principles by the UN Human Rights Council, which marked the successful conclusion of the mandate of the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Business and Human Rights, Professor John Ruggie. Our team was centrally involved in shaping and writing the UN Guiding Principles, and Prof. Ruggie is Chair of our Board of Trustees..." .
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: Shift
    Format/size: html
    Date of entry/update: 06 May 2013


    Title: Third World Network
    Description/subject: "... The Third World Network is an independent non-profit international network of organizations and individuals involved in issues relating to development, the Third World and North- South issues. Its objectives are to conduct research on economic, social and environmental issues pertaining to the South; to publish books and magazines; to organize and participate in seminars; and to provide a platform representing broadly Southern interests and perspectives at international fora such as the UN conferences and processes. Its recent and current activities include: the publication of the daily SUNS (South - North Develoment Monitor) bulletin from Geneva, Switzerland, the fortnightly Third World Economics and the monthly Third World Resurgence; the publication of Third World Network Features; the publication of books on environment and economic issues; the organizing of various seminars and workshops; and participation in international processes such as UNCED and the World Bank - NGO Committee..." Its online publications include extracts and compilations of • "Third World Resurgence"; • "Third World Economics"; • "TWN Features"; • Position Papers; • Briefing Papers etc.
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: Third World Network
    Format/size: html
    Date of entry/update: 23 January 2005


    Title: Transnational Institute
    Description/subject: "The Transnational Institute (TNI) of Policy Studies: * carries out radical informed analysis on critical global issues * builds alliances with social movements * develops proposals for a more sustainable, just and democratic world.... Over almost 40 years, TNI has gained an international reputation for: * carrying out well researched and radical critiques – sometimes against the grain - of current pressing global problems * anticipating and producing informed work on key issues long before they become mainstream concerns, for example, our work on food and hunger, third world debt, transnational corporations, trade, and carbon trading * Supporting and enhancing social movements’ work for economic and social justice worldwide * naming outstanding TNI fellows from many countries and backgrounds whose scholarship, analysis and research have inspired and educated generations of activists and whose writings continue to provoke debate * building alternatives that are both just and pragmatic, for example developing alternative approaches to international drugs policy and providing support for the practical detailed work of public water services reform * influencing policy makers thanks to its research and its direct links and engagement with mass movements, particularly those most affected by current global economic and social policies * remaining non-sectarian and able to bridge different political tendencies, thereby helping build coalitions of social movements that span regions and continents..."
    Language: English, Español
    Source/publisher: Transnational Institute
    Format/size: html
    Date of entry/update: 08 July 2013


    Title: Vandana Shiva
    Description/subject: Articles etc. by Vandana Shiva
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: Z-Space
    Format/size: html
    Date of entry/update: 05 November 2012


    Title: Worldwatch Institute
    Description/subject: "Through research and outreach that inspire action, the Worldwatch Institute works to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world that meets human needs. The Institute’s top mission objectives are universal access to renewable energy and nutritious food, expansion of environmentally sound jobs and development, transformation of cultures from consumerism to sustainability, and an early end to population growth through healthy and intentional childbearing..." Publishes the annual "State of the World" reports and other publications
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: Worldwatch Institute
    Format/size: html, pdf
    Date of entry/update: 25 January 2005


    Title: Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy
    Description/subject: Research Group 1: Future Energy and Mobility Structures Research Group 2: Energy, Transport and Climate Policy Research Group 3: Material Flows and Resource Management Research Group 4: Sustainable Production and Consumption Cross-cutting projects: – Sustainable Globalisation – Eco-Sufficiency and Quality of Life – Integrated Sustainability Scenarios ...includes "Wuppertal Papers" published in English, publications by Wolfgang Sachs etc.
    Language: English, Deutsch, German
    Source/publisher: Wuppertal Institute
    Format/size: html, pdf
    Alternate URLs: http://www.wupperinst.org/
    Date of entry/update: 30 January 2005


    Individual Documents

    Title: Getting Global: The Hidden Power of Local Leadership
    Date of publication: 2014
    Description/subject: "...Since 1990, city and regional leaders have come together through organizations like ICLEI—Local Governments for Sustainability to serve as counterparts to national governments and the United Nations. As many local governments become concerned about the increasingly discussed failure of global governance, leaders across cities and towns are looking for opportunities to strengthen their impact. “To the extent that national interests have allowed, UN organizations and the global processes under their influence have been supportive of this newly born movement in civil society,” says Zimmerman. “Local actors…have mirrored global efforts at nearly every stage and have often stimulated the debate among nations with their own commitments.”..."
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: Worldwatch Institute
    Format/size: html
    Date of entry/update: 23 September 2014


    Title: Governing for Sustainability - State of the World, 2014
    Date of publication: 2014
    Description/subject: Two chapters from Worldwatch Institute's "State of the World, 2014" - Chapter 1, "Failing Governance, Unsustainable Planet" and Chapter 22, " "A Call to Engagement"
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: Worldwatch Institute
    Format/size: pdf (860K)
    Date of entry/update: 22 September 2014


    Title: "The Wealth of the Commons" - A world beyond market & state
    Date of publication: 04 February 2013
    Description/subject: "Over the past few years an explosion of innovative activism, scholarship and projects focused on the commons has been gaining momentum around the world. This growing movement consists of activists fighting international land grabs and the privatization of water; commoners collectively managing forests, fisheries and farmlands; Internet users generating software and Web content that can be shared and improved; and urban dwellers reclaiming public spaces. "The Wealth of the Commons" brings together the most vibrant strands of this burgeoning international work into a single volume, revealing the significant potential of the commons as a new force in politics, economics and culture... We are poised between an old world that no longer works and a new one struggling to be born. Surrounded by centralized hierarchies on the one hand and predatory markets on the other, people around the world are searching for alternatives. The Wealth of the Commons explains how millions of commoners have organized to defend their forests and fisheries, reinvent local food systems, organize productive online communities, reclaim public spaces, improve environmental stewardship and re-imagine the very meaning of “progress” and governance. In short: how they’ve built their commons. In 73 timely essays by a remarkable international roster of activists, academics and project leaders, this book chronicles ongoing struggles against the private commoditization of shared resources – often known as “market enclosures” – while documenting the immense generative power of the commons. "The Wealth of the Commons" is about history, political change, public policy and cultural transformation on a global scale – but most of all, it’s about commoners taking charge of their lives and their endangered resources. It’s about common people doing uncommon things..." 

    Author/creator: David Bollier, Silke Helfrich
    Language: English, Deutsch, German
    Source/publisher: The Commons Strategy Group
    Format/size: html
    Alternate URLs: http://band1.dieweltdercommons.de/inhaltsverzeichnis/
    http://www.transcript-verlag.de/ts2036/ts2036.php
    Date of entry/update: 05 May 2013


    Title: 2012 Global Hunger Index
    Date of publication: November 2012
    Description/subject: The Challenge of hunger: ensuring sustainable food security under land, water and energy stresses..."World hunger, according to the 2012 Global Hunger Index (GHI), has declined somewhat since 1990 but remains “serious.” The global average masks dramatic differences among regions and countries. Regionally, the highest GHI scores are in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. South Asia reduced its GHI score significantly between 1990 and 1996—mainly by reducing the share of underweight children—but could not maintain this rapid progress. Though Sub-Saharan Africa made less progress than South Asia in the 1990s, it has caught up since the turn of the millennium, with its 2012 GHI score falling below that of South Asia. From the 1990 GHI to the 2012 GHI, 15 countries reduced their scores by 50 percent or more. In terms of absolute progress, between the 1990 GHI and the 2012 GHI, Angola, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Malawi, Nicaragua, Niger, and Vietnam saw the largest improvements in their scores. Twenty countries still have levels of hunger that are “extremely alarming” or “alarming.” Most of the countries with alarming GHI scores are in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia (the 2012 GHI does not, however, reflect the recent crisis in the Horn of Africa, which intensified in 2011, or the uncertain food situation in the Sahel). Two of the three countries with extremely alarming 2012 GHI scores—Burundi and Eritrea—are in Sub-Saharan Africa; the third country with an extremely alarming score is Haiti. Its GHI score fell by about one quarter from 1990 to 2001, but most of this improvement was reversed in subsequent years. The devastating January 2010 earthquake, although not yet fully captured by the 2012 GHI because of insufficient availability of recent data, pushed Haiti back into the category of “extremely alarming.” In contrast to recent years, the Democratic Republic of Congo is not listed as “extremely alarming,” because insufficient data are available to calculate the country’s GHI score. Current and reliable data are urgently needed to appraise the situation in the country. Recent developments in the land, water, and energy sectors have been wake-up calls for global food security: the stark reality is that the world needs to produce more food with fewer resources, while eliminating wasteful practices and policies. Demographic changes, income increases, climate change, and poor policies and institutions are driving natural resource scarcity in ways that threaten food production and the environment on which it depends. Food security is now inextricably linked to developments in the water, energy, and land sectors. Rising energy prices affect farmers’ costs for fuel and fertilizer, increase demand for biofuel crops relative to food crops, and raise the price of water use. Agriculture already occurs within a context of land scarcity in terms of both quantity and quality: the world’s best arable land is already under cultivation, and unsustainable agricultural practices have led to significant land degradation. The scarcity of farmland coupled with shortsighted bioenergy policies has led to major foreign summary investments in land in a number of developing countries, putting local people’s land rights at risk. In addition, water is scarce and likely to become scarcer with climate change. To halt this trend, more holistic strategies are needed for dealing with land, water, energy, and food, and they are needed soon. To manage natural resources sustainably, it is important to secure land and water rights; phase out inefficient subsidies on water, energy, and fertilizers; and create a macroeconomic environment that promotes efficient use of natural resources. It is important to scale up technical solutions, particularly those that conserve natural resources and foster more efficient and effective use of land, energy, and water along the value chain. It is also crucial to tame the drivers of natural resource scarcity by, for example, addressing demographic change, women’s access to education, and reproductive health; raising incomes and lowering inequality; and mitigating and adapting to climate change through agriculture. Food security under land, water, and energy stress poses daunting challenges. The policy steps described in this report show how we can meet these challenges in a sustainable and affordable way."
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Concern Worldwide, Welthungerhilfe and Green Scenery:
    Format/size: pdf (3MB)
    Date of entry/update: 02 November 2012


    Title: LAND-GRABBING LINKED WITH HUNGER
    Date of publication: October 2012
    Description/subject: A new study finds a link between land rights, water, energy and hunger...Countries where people lack adequate access to land rights, water and energy – are among the worst performers in the annual Global Hunger Index (GHI). “We find there is a definite correlation between these resources and food insecurity,” said Claudia Ringler, a co-author of this year’s GHI study, which was produced jointly by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the NGOs Concern Worldwide and Welthungerhilfe. The GHI study compared data on people’s access to arable land, clean water and cheap energy to their countries GHI scores, which are calculated using three indicators: undernourishment, child mortality and child underweight data. Twenty countries have levels of hunger that are “extremely alarming” or “alarming” according to the index. Most countries with alarming GHI scores are in sub-Saharan Africa or South Asia; the three countries with extremely alarming GHI scores are Burundi and Eritrea and Haiti. Food security is inextricably linked to developments in the water, energy, and land sectors, as many experts have begun to show. "We are not saying anything people don't know already, but drawing their attention to it again through this study," said Ringler. The study underscores the role of land grabs - the practice of leasing out land to international companies, often to grow export crops to produce biofuel - in food security. “Rising energy prices affect farmers’ costs for fuel and fertilizer, increase demand for biofuel crops relative to food crops, and raise the price of water use,” says the GHI report.
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: Irin via Third World Network Features
    Format/size: pdf (78K)
    Date of entry/update: 02 November 2012


    Title: A HUMAN RIGHTS APPROACH TO DEVELOPMENT OF CAMBODIA’S LAND SECTOR
    Date of publication: April 2012
    Description/subject: "Despite the tens of millions of dollars in aid and concessional loans being spent in Cam- bodia with the ostensible aim of securing land tenure and making the management of land and natural resources more equitable and sustainable, the evidence shows that tenure insecurity, forced evictions and large-scale land grabbing are escalating to alarming levels. Against this backdrop this discus- sion paper proposes a better approach to development interventions in the land sector, in which processes and tools that elevate rights, transparency and accountability are incorporated throughout the project cycle and broader country strategy. The paper calls on development partners to adopt a ten-pronged framework for a human rights approach to development that aims to shift power to Cam- bodia’s citizens and increase accountability of decision-makers and power-holders. The paper begins with a rationale for adopt- ing a human rights approach to development. Human rights are the foundation of just and prosperous societies in which individuals have WKHRSSRUWXQLWWROLYHGLJQL¿HGIXOODQGPHDQ - ingful lives. The ultimate goal of development should therefore be a society in which civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights are fully respected and enjoyed as social and legal guarantees on a non-discriminatory basis. The path of development will be most conducive to such an outcome if members of society are encouraged to be active and informed agents in the development process, including through public debate, and are able to hold decision-makers to account..."
    Author/creator: Natalie Bugalski
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: Bridges Across Borders Cambodia, Heinrich Böll Stifftung, Cambodia
    Format/size: pdf (4.8MB)
    Date of entry/update: 05 May 2013


    Title: United Nations Strategic Framework 2012-2015 [Myanmar]
    Date of publication: 19 January 2012
    Description/subject: Table of Contents: Foreword... Signatories: October 2011... Acronyms and Abbreviations... Map of UN offices in Myanmar... Section I: Development Context... Human Development and the MDGs.... UN in Myanmar.... Section II: The Strategic Framework... Strategic Priority 1: Encourage inclusive growth (both rural and urban), including agricultural development and enhancement of employment opportunities ... Strategic Priority 2: Increase equitable access to quality social services..... Strategic Priority 3: Reduce vulnerability to natural disasters and climate change.... Strategic Priority 4: Promote good governance and strengthen democratic institutions and human rights... Section III: Resource Requirements... Section IV: Management and Implementation.... Section V: Monitoring and Evaluation..... Section VI: Operationalization of the UN Strategic Framework
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: United Nations Country Team in Myanmar
    Format/size: pdf (2.6MB)
    Alternate URLs: http://unic.un.org/imucms/userfiles/yangon/file/UN_Strategic_Framework_for_Myanmar_2012-2015.pdf
    Date of entry/update: 21 November 2012


    Title: Report submitted by the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food,
    Date of publication: 20 December 2010
    Description/subject: Summary: "The reinvestment in agriculture, triggered by the 2008 food price crisis, is essential to the concrete realization of the right to food. However, in a context of ecological, food and energy crises, the most pressing issue regarding reinvestment is not how much, but how. This report explores how States can and must achieve a reorientation of their agricultural systems towards modes of production that are highly productive, highly sustainable and that contribute to the progressive realization of the human right to adequate food. Drawing on an extensive review of the scientific literature published in the last five years, the Special Rapporteur identifies agroecology as a mode of agricultural development which not only shows strong conceptual connections with the right to food, but has proven results for fast progress in the concretization of this human right for many vulnerable groups in various countries and environments. Moreover, agroecology delivers advantages that are complementary to better known conventional approaches such as breeding highyielding varieties. And it strongly contributes to the broader economic development. The report argues that the scaling up of these experiences is the main challenge today. Appropriate public policies can create an enabling environment for such sustainable modes of production. These policies include prioritizing the procurement of public goods in public spending rather than solely providing input subsidies; investing in knowledge by reinvesting in agricultural research and extension services; investing in forms of social organization that encourage partnerships, including farmer field schools and farmers’ movements innovation networks; investing in agricultural research and extension systems; empowering women; and creating a macro-economic enabling environment, including connecting sustainable farms to fair markets."
    Author/creator: Olivier De Schutter
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: United Nations (A/HRC/16/49)
    Format/size: pdf (257K)
    Date of entry/update: 22 January 2012


    Title: "Donor Playground Cambodia?" - What a look at aid and development in Cambodia confirms and what it may imply
    Date of publication: 19 November 2010
    Description/subject: "This paper is confrontational and challenges many deep assumptions in mainstream development. It argues that from the early 1990s in many ways Cambodia became a ‘donor playground’, a term that some may find troubling, if not actually offensive. It supports this argument by reference to various arguments in development studies, to a specific case study of intervention in Cambodia, and to an examination of important parts of the relevant donor ‘knowledge production’. For us, these show that this term is, indeed, suitable and we will make various practical recommendations as to how things may progress in the future..."
    Author/creator: Adam Fforde & Katrin Seidel
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung
    Format/size: pdf (413K)
    Date of entry/update: 05 May 2013


    Title: The Development Dictionary - a guide to knowledge as power
    Date of publication: 2010
    Description/subject: WOLFGANG SACHS, Preface to the New Edition... WOLFGANG SACHS, Introduction... GUSTAVO ESTEVA, Development... WOLFGANG SACHS, Environment... C. DOUGLAS LUMMIS, Equality... MARIANNE GRONEMEYER, Helping... GÉRALD BERTHOUD, Market... IVAN ILLICH, Needs... WOLFGANG SACHS, One World... MAJID R AHNEMA, Participation... ARTURO ESCOBAR, Planning... BARBARA DUDEN Population... MAJID R AHNEMA, Poverty... JEAN ROBERT, Production... JOSÉ MARÍA SBERT, Progress... VANDANA SHIVA, Resources... CLAUDE ALVARES, Science... HARRY CLEAVER Socialism... SERGE LATOUCHE, Standard of Living... ASHIS NANDY, State... OTTO ULLRICH, Technology.
    Author/creator: Wolfgang Sachs (ed)
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: Zed Books via Northeast University
    Format/size: pdf (2.4MB)
    Date of entry/update: 05 November 2012


    Title: The Millennium Development Goals Report
    Date of publication: 2010
    Description/subject: "The Millennium Declaration in 2000 was a milestone in international cooperation, inspiring development efforts that have improved the lives of hundreds of millions of people around the world. Ten years later, world leaders will gather again at the United Nations in New York to review progress, assess obstacles and gaps, and agree on concrete strategies and actions to meet the eight Millennium Development Goals by 2015. The Goals represent human needs and basic rights that every individual around the world should be able to enjoy—freedom from extreme poverty and hunger; quality education, productive and decent employment, good health and shelter; the right of women to give birth without risking their lives; and a world where environmental sustainability is a priority, and women and men live in equality. Leaders also pledged to forge a wide-ranging global partnership for development to achieve these universal objectives. This report shows how much progress has been made. Perhaps most important, it shows that the Goals are achievable when nationally owned development strategies, policies and programmes are supported by international development partners. At the same time, it is clear that improvements in the lives of the poor have been unacceptably slow, and some hard-won gains are being eroded by the climate, food and economic crises. The world possesses the resources and knowledge to ensure that even the poorest countries, and others held back by disease, geographic isolation or civil strife, can be empowered to achieve the MDGs. Meeting the goals is everyone’s business. Falling short would multiply the dangers of our world – from instability to epidemic diseases to environmental degradation. But achieving the goals will put us on a fast track to a world that is more stable, more just, and more secure. Billions of people are looking to the international community to realize the great vision embodied in the Millennium Declaration. Let us keep that promise. -- Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General, United Nations
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: United Nations
    Format/size: pdf (6.7MB)
    Date of entry/update: 21 November 2012


    Title: Prosperity without growth? The transition to a sustainable economy
    Date of publication: 2009
    Description/subject: "Every society clings to a myth by which it lives. Ours is the myth of economic growth. For the last five decades the pursuit of growth has been the single most important policy goal across the world. The global economy is almost five times the size it was half a century ago. If it continues to grow at the same rate the economy will be 80 times that size by the year 2100. This extraordinary ramping up of global economic activity has no historical precedent. It’s totally at odds with our scientific knowledge of the finite resource base and the fragile ecology on which we depend for survival. And it has already been accompanied by the degradation of an estimated 60% of the world’s ecosystems. For the most part, we avoid the stark reality of these numbers. The default assumption is that – financial crises aside – growth will continue indefinitely. Not just for the poorest countries, where a better quality of life is undeniably needed, but even for the richest nations where the cornucopia of material wealth adds little to happiness and is beginning to threaten the foundations of our wellbeing. The reasons for this collective blindness are easy enough to find. The modern economy is structurally reliant on economic growth for its stability. When growth falters – as it has done recently – politicians panic. Businesses struggle to survive. People lose their jobs and sometimes their homes. A spiral of recession looms. Questioning growth is deemed to be the act of lunatics, idealists and revolutionaries. But question it we must. The myth of growth has failed us. It has failed the two billion people who still live on less than $2 a day. It has failed the fragile ecological systems on which we depend for survival. It has failed, spectacularly, in its own terms, to provide economic stability and secure people’s livelihoods..."
    Author/creator: Tim Jackson
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: Sustainable Development Commission
    Format/size: pdf (3MB)
    Date of entry/update: 14 October 2012


    Title: Environment and Human Rights.
    Date of publication: October 2003
    Description/subject: Wuppertal Paper, October 2003... "The Institute's Globalisation project published the first English Wuppertal Paper "Environment and Human Rights" by Wolfgang Sachs. First, it outlines six typical situations in which patterns of resource use come into conflict with subsistence rights: namely, extraction of raw materials, alteration of ecosystems, reprogramming of organisms, destabilization as a result of climate change, pollution of urban living space, and effects of resource prices. It then introduces the debate on human rights and locates respect for subsistence rights as a component of economic, social and cultural human rights. Finally, it offers some markers for an environmental policy geared to human rights, the aim of which is to guarantee civil rights for all in a world with a finite biosphere..." >>> Further Literature on Ecology and Human Rights
    Author/creator: Wolfgang Sachs
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: Wuppertal Institute
    Format/size: pdf (1.3MB)
    Date of entry/update: 30 January 2005


    Title: The Archaeology of the Development Idea
    Date of publication: 1990
    Description/subject: "Ruined buildings hide their secrets under piles of earth and rubble. Archaeologists, shovel in hand, work through layer upon layer to reveal underpinnings and thus discover the origins of a dilapidated monument. But ideas can also turn out to be ruins with their foundations covered by years or even centuries of sand. I believe that the idea of development stands today like a ruin in the intellectual landscape, its shadows obscuring our vision. It is high time we tackled the archaeology of this towering conceit, that we uncovered its foundations to see it for what it is: the outdated monument to an immodest era... Wind and snow stormed over Pennsylvania Avenue on 20 January 1949 when, in his inauguration speech before Congress, US President Harry Truman defined the largest part of the world as "underdeveloped areas". There it was, suddenly a permanent feature of the landscape, a pivotal concept which crammed the immeasurable diversity of the globe's south into single category: underdeveloped. For the first time, the new world view was thus announced; all the peoples of the earth were to move along the same track and aspire to only one goal: development. And the road to follow lay clearly before the President's eyes: "Greater production is the key to prosperity and peace." After all, was it not the US which had already come closest to this utopia? According to that yardstick, nations fall into place as stragglers or lead runners. And "the United States is pre-eminent among nations in the development of industrial and scientific techniques". Clothing self-interest in generosity, Truman outlined a programme of technical assistance designed to "relieve the suffering of these peoples" through "industrial activities and "a higher standard of living". Looking back after forty years, we recognise Truman's speech as the starting gun in the race for the South to catch up with the North. But we also see that the field of runners has been dispersed, as some competitors have fallen by the wayside and others have begun to suspect that they are running in the wrong direction..."
    Author/creator: Wolfgang Sachs
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: Wolfgang Sachs
    Format/size: pdf (81K)
    Date of entry/update: 02 November 2012


    Title: Transnational corporations and endogenous development
    Date of publication: 1982
    Description/subject: Conscious of the need to highlight the endogenous nature of development and the variety of ways in which it can be brought about, the General Conference of Unesco has called for a study of the effects of the activities of the transnational corporations on the development process, especially in the Organization's spheres of competence. If development is to be endogenous, the different societies concerned must retain their own identity, drawing their strength from their own specific forms of thinking, and acting and setting themselves goals that are consonant with those values and with the needs they feel and the resources they possess. This is the spirit in which this study has been undertaken. The study is based on an extensive bibliography, which calls on the findings of a large number of studies on the activities of the transnational corporations, including those carried out by Unesco and the United Nations Centre on Transnational Corporations. It takes stock of our knowledge of the socio-cultural impact of the transnational corporations' activities and is a starting-point in the bid to identify the effects they have more clearly.
    Author/creator: Jean-Louis Reiffers, Andre Cartapanis, William Experton and Jean-Luc Fuguet
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: UNESCO
    Format/size: pdf (4.7MB)
    Date of entry/update: 30 October 2014


    Title: The One-Straw Revolution
    Date of publication: 1978
    Description/subject: An Introduction to Natural Farming
    Author/creator: Masanobu Fukuoka
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: Masanobu Fukuoka
    Format/size: pdf (455K)
    Date of entry/update: 22 January 2012


    Title: BUDDHIST ECONOMICS
    Date of publication: 1973
    Description/subject: "... "Right Livelihood" is one of the requirements of the Buddha’s Noble Eightfold Path. It is clear, therefore, that there must be such a thing as Buddhist economics. Buddhist countries have often stated that they wish to remain faithful to their heritage. So Burma: “The New Burma sees no conflict between religious values and economic progress. Spiritual health and material well-being are not enemies: they are natural allies.” 1 Or: “We can blend successfully the religious and spiritual values of our heritage with the benefits of modern technology.” 2 Or: “We Burmans have a sacred duty to conform both our dreams and our acts to our faith. This we shall ever do.” 3 All the same, such countries invariably assume that they can model their economic development plans in accordance with modern economics, and they call upon modern economists from so-called advanced countries to advise them, to formulate the policies to be pursued, and to construct the grand design for development, the Five-Year Plan or whatever it may be called. No one seems to think that a Buddhist way of life would call for Buddhist economics, just as the modern materialist way of life has brought forth modern economics. Economists themselves, like most specialists, normally suffer from a kind of metaphysical blindness, assuming that theirs is a science of absolute and invariable truths, without any presuppositions. Some go as far as to claim that economic laws are as free from "metaphysics" or "values" as the law of gravitation. We need not, however, get involved in arguments of methodology. Instead, let us take some fundamentals and see what they look like when viewed by a modern economist and a Buddhist economist..."
    Author/creator: E.F. Schumacher
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: "Small Is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered"
    Format/size: pdf (72K)
    Date of entry/update: 16 January 2005


    Title: Publications on "Appropriate technology"
    Description/subject: Adobe: Manual "Adobe production" (pdf, 480 KB) This manual was designed for builders, technicians and other professionals involved in rural housing development programmes in humid tropical climates. This manual is also available in Spanish (pdf, 470 KB) French (pdf, 470 KB) and Portuguese (pdf, 470 KB)... Anti-seismic construction: Handbook "Adobe - anti-seismic construction handbook" (pdf, 2,7 MB) The aim of this handbook is to assist engineers and the population at large in repairing houses correctly This handbook is also available in French (pdf, 2,7 MB) Handbook "Wattle & Daub - anti-seismic construction handbook" (pdf, 2,8 MB) The aim of this construction handbook is to provide theoretical and technical support for use by building engineers, construction workers and all those who decide to build their own house. This handbook is also available in Spanish (pdf, 4,7 MB) and French (pdf, 2,8 MB) Handbook "Rehabilitation - anti-seismic construction handbook" (pdf, 1,6 MB) After an earthquake many houses resist well or suffer some damage which can be repaired without needing to demolish the house. The aim of this handbook is to assist engineers and the population at large in repairing houses correctly. This handbook is also available in Spanish (pdf, 2,5 MB) and French (pdf, 1,6 MB)
    Source/publisher: Misereor
    Format/size: html, pdf
    Date of entry/update: 25 March 2014


    Title: Steven's Portal - For everyone concerned about humanity and the world we live in.
    Description/subject: Useful links, mainly to groups in North America..."Welcome to a gateway to the common good. It is based on the efforts of real people who are helping and healing the world. Your participation is invited! If you've visited before, then you know this portal was conceived independently of any philosophy, tradition or school of thought. The intention is to provide a space for sharing online resources while increasing awareness of what is being done for the betterment of communities, society, culture and the Earth. You're invited to explore the links library and, additionally, to suggest your own favorites. New connections are wanted to individuals as well as groups, whether nonprofit or for-profit. My only expectations are that their efforts be environmentally and socially responsible. I especially like to include links connecting to small and lesser-known grassroots groups whose websites offer informative and inspiring depictions of their work. Please feel free to submit a site. Make yourself at home — you've arrived at an enlightened corner of cyberspace among like-minded people with a caring, compassionate outlook. This invitation is extended to men and women of goodwill everywhere across the globe. The current number of active links is 518 — and each of these has been formed through genuine person-to-person linkages. Here is a thought, given the vastness of cyberspace: if, thanks to fate, destiny, Karma, or a seemingly ordinary Google search, you've arrived here and are taking the time to read these words, there may be a reason. Please send a link suggestion today!..."
    Author/creator: Steven Williams
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: Steven Williams
    Format/size: html
    Date of entry/update: 05 May 2013


  • ifda dossier (international foundation for development alternatives - IFDA)
    These are pdf versions of the 81 ifda dossiers published in English, French and Spanish between 1978 and 1991. We think that the ideas contained in the Dossier may be helpful for Burmese thinking about "development"...."The "Dossier" was an important milestone in the emergence of alternative development theory, and this archive remains an important source of inspiration and ideas... The International Foundation for Development Alternatives (IFDA) was set up in 1976 to contribute to the movement towards both another development and genuine international cooperation, defined as follows: • another development hinges on five interrelated pillars: satisfaction of human needs in their diversity; self-reliance; endogeneity; harmony with nature and ecological sustainability; non-violent democratization of societal structures. It is a systemic process, personal and social, cultural and technological, economic and political. It offers a project to every society, wherever located, North or South, whatever its space, global, national or local; • genuine international cooperation implies respecting differences and ensuring cultural pluralism. It calls for the restructuring of international relations through, among others, a global conception - at the same time political, ecological and social - of security, complete disarmament, non-alignment, Third World collective self-reliance as well as the emergence of new actors, especially those from the civil society. It is the transition from old and new hegemonies and the resulting unequal exchange to a world order supportive of another development..."..... Some of the files are rather large - several megabytes each, which many people in the South may have difficulty downloading. The Online Burma/Myanmar Library will upload the Tables of Contents and gradually digitise the biggest files. Some of the text is almost illegible and we apologise if mistakes have been made in the editing.

    Individual Documents

    Title: ifda dossier 81 (April/June 1991)
    Date of publication: June 1991
    Description/subject: Editorial: • To the Reader (Marc Nerfin) ..... Inner space: • Rethinking Science: P.R. Sarkar’s Reconstruction of Science and Socicty (Sohail Inayatullah)... Local space: • Towards an Alternative Development Paradigm (Md. Anisur Rahman)... • L’exemple de l’agriculture paysanne andine: La modernité des sociétés traditionnelles (François Greslou et Pierre de Zutter)... • Agricultura suburbana en pequeña escala en el Gran Buenos Aires (Carlos Alberto Flood)... • Observations sur l’échec des coopératives rurales au Sud-Kivu, Zaïre (Sadiki Byombuka)... • Declaration on Soil (Ivan Illich and friends)..... National space: • Poland: The Green Federation - A Political Movement for Radical Ecology (Grzegorz Peszko)... • ...I wan bi President (Esenwa-Ohaeto)..... Regional space: • Foreign Ngos, Uses and Abuses: An African Perspective (Yash Tandon)..... Global space: • A Case of Environmental Colonialism: Indian Citizens Challenge UN-US Study on Third World's Role in Global Warming... • Questioning the UN Mandate in the Gulf (Richard Falk)..... Interactions: • Humiliation de l’Autre (Nadia Khouri-Dagher) ... • One more thought about the Gulf War (Joy Assefa)..... Book reviews: • Frédérique Apffel Marglin and Stephen A. Marglin (eds). Dominating Knowledge: Development, Culture and Resistance (Gilbert Rist)... • Chakravarthi Raghavan, Recolonization: GATT, the Uruguay Round & the Third World (Hélan Jaworski C.)..... News from the third system: • An Alternative to the Columbus Day Celebration... • Association for Support & Defense of Bedouin Rights in Israel... • Mali: Amade... • Kenya: The Green Belt Movement... • Latin America: CLAES... • Costa Rica: Women for Housing... • Costa Rica: Fundacion Arias para la Paz y el Progreso Humano... • Africa: CIFAD... • Peru: Desco cumple 25 años... • Manifeste d’Alger sur le futur de l’Islam... • Asia: Lawasia for Human Rights... • Brazil: CIELA facilitates South-South relations... • Indonesia: The Institute for Philosophy and the Future of Humanity... • The Third World Network’s Media and Publications Activities..... Letters/lettres/cartas..... Sources/fuentes.
    Author/creator: Marc Nerfin (editor)
    Language: English; Français; Español
    Source/publisher: international foundation for development alternatives (IFDA)
    Format/size: pdf (3.6MB)
    Date of entry/update: 23 October 2014


    Title: ifda dossier 80 (January/March 1991)
    Date of publication: March 1991
    Description/subject: Position: • The Gulf Crisis: An Unprecedented Opportunity for Palestinian Self-Determination..... Local space: • A New Human Rights Consciousness (V Ramaswamy)... • Women First/Family First (Margaret and Bill Ellis)... • El territorio y la vida indigena como estrategia de defensa de la Amazonia (COICA)... • Indigenous Peoples and Environmentalists’ First Summit: Iquitos Declaration... • Le développement - modernisation: Miroir et écran (Mamadou Balia Traore)..... Espacio nacional: • Derecho ambiental o derecho a un ambiente vivible? (José Maria Borrero Navia)..... Espace régional: • Surmonter la crise du Pan-africanisme et de l’unité de l’Afrique noire (Bernard Founou Tchuigoua)... • Social Responsibility of Business in Africa (Daniel Smart Asante-Odame)..... Global space: • Another Look at History (in Transition) (André Gunder Frank)... • Television’s Vital Role in Building a Sustainable Future (Duane Elgin)..... Book reviews & News from the third system: Book reviews: • Doublespeak about Human Development? (Ignacy Sachs)... • Brian Urquhart & Erskine Childers, A World in Need of Leadership: Tomorrow’s United Nations..... News from the third system: • A Charter for 1992?... • The Asian Council for People’s Culture... • Peru: ASPADERUC - Proyecto Enciclopedia Campesina... • Traditions pour demain... • Liban/Palestine: L’Association Najdeh... • Israel/Palestine: Alternative Information Centre... • Afrique: Inades-Formation... • India: Institute of Small Enterprises and Development... • Sri Lanka: The National Ngo Council... • Jamaica: The Association of Development Agencies... • The Other India Bookstore... • The African Academy of Sciences... • Relations interculturelles: des fleurs pour Orchidées... • Ireland: Centre for Research and Documentation... • Canada: CII..... Letters/lettres/cartas..... Sources/fuentes..... Materials received for publication.
    Author/creator: Marc Nerfin (editor)
    Language: English, Français, Español
    Source/publisher: International foundation for development alternatives (IFDA)
    Format/size: pdf (3.6MB)
    Date of entry/update: 24 October 2014


    Title: ifda dossier 79 (October/December 1990)
    Date of publication: December 1990
    Description/subject: Editorial: • The Report of the South Commission: Challenge to the South?..... Local space: • African Charter for Popular Participation in Development and Transformation... • Participacion popular y desarrollo sostenido... • Development Cooperation and the Development-Environment Crisis (Kishore Saint)..... Espacio regional: • America Latina: Educadores e Indigenas firman convenio par los "500 Anas":... - No hubo descubrimiento (Francisco Vio Grossi)... - Hay uno solo mundo (Donald Rojas)... • America Latina: Derechos humanos y desarrollo (Rodolfo Stavenhagen)... • Africa: A Second liberation is Necessary: - The Pitfalls of the Debate on Democracy (Issa Shivji)... • History Accelerating: Cassandra or Polyanna, Two Scenarios lor Europe (Johan Galtung)..... Espace global: • La citoyenneté au risque de l’écologie globale (Guy Béney) • Indictment of the IMF and the World Hank (Public Prosecutor, The Permanent People's Tribunal)... • Citizens’ Appeal to Bettino Craxi on the Foreign Debt of the Third World... News from the third system: • For a More Democratic United Nations: - Conferences on A More Democratic United Nations (CAMDUN) for World Peace and Justice... - Towards a Global Parliamentary Assembly (Keith Best)... • US: Global Exchange... • IOCU: The International Organization of Consumers Unions... • Haiti: Caripresse... • Peru: El Centro de Estudios para el Desarrollo y la Partidpaciôn (CFDFP)... • Bangladesh: Antarjatik Beshamarik Sheba Sangstha... • Solomon Islands: The Solomon Islands Development Trust (SIDT)... • Zaire: Elimu... • Hungary: Autonomia Alapitvany... • Mexican Human Rights Academy... • Palestine: The Arab Association for Human Rights (HRA)... • UK: The Minority Rights Group (MRG)... • Italy: Campagna Nord-Sud - Biosphere, Human Surivival, Debt... Letters/lettres/cartas... Sources/fuentes... Materials received for publication.
    Author/creator: Marc Nerfin (editor)
    Language: English; Français; Español
    Source/publisher: International foundation for development alternatives (IFDA)
    Format/size: pdf (4MB)
    Date of entry/update: 24 October 2014


    Title: ifda dossier 78 (July/September 1990)
    Date of publication: September 1990
    Description/subject: Editorial: We Need a Global Mixed Economy and a Global Public Sector (Jan Pronk)..... Espacio local: Actores y roles en la vivienda popular (Aurelio A Ferrero)... Philippines: Bernabe "Kumander Dante" Buscayno From Arms to Farms (Ma Ceres P Doyo)... USSR: Public Movements (Gleb Pavlovsky and Maxim Meyer)... Mexico: La evaluacion de cooperativas rurales (Esteban Krotz)..... National space: Sierra Leone: The Political Economy of Rural Differentiation (Eliphas G Mukonoweshuro)... "Economie du développement" et reality: Interrogations et interpellations (Charles A Jeanneret)..... Espace regional: Est-Ouest: L'exclusion du Sud? Pour un "développement triangulaire" (Cheikh Hamidou Kane et Jacques Bugnicourt)... Por una concepcion de seguridad democratica integrada como fundamento de una mayor cooperaci6n e integraci6n regional (Comision Sudamericana de Paz)... Towards the Abolition of Wage Slavery (Gunnar Adler-Karlsson)..... Global space: An International Development Strategy for the 90s: Global Stakes Require a New Consensus (Gamani Corea)... Refugees and Migrants: - Cross-Cultural Co-operation among Displaced Persons: a Democratic Potential for Self-Reliant Integration in the Host Society (Geza Tessenyi) ..... - Population Transfer and the Fate of Human Rights (Elias H Tuma) ... - Comunidades Refugio (Asdrubal Salsarnendi)...... Books reviews: Johan Galtung at the Forefront of Peace Research (Chadwick F Alger)... Experiences and Reflections on a New Concept of Service Provision for Disabled People (M Miles)..... Interactions: Response to Anne Buchanan (Hazel Henderson)..... News from the third system: Cultures et developpements: Quid Pro Quo... Philippines: Friends of the Wilderness for Tropical Rainforest Campaign... Africa: ANEN... ELCI: A Global Coalition for Environment and Development... IBFAN a dix ans... The World Foundation for Deaf Children... Asia: ARDA... The International Commission of Jurists... Cultures en crise: Quelles alternatives pour les femmes africaines?... The Nigerian Popular Theatre Alliance... India: Development Alternatives... Peru: PRATEC... Pakistan: A Training Workshop at Mithi, Tharparkar... Manifesto 89-93 pour un Forum Civique Europeen... Quebec: L'Entreprise de Demain et le "Projet des Iles"... Europe: A la recherche d'alternatives avec les exclus... United Nations of Youth..... Periodicals... Materials received for publication.
    Author/creator: Marc Nerfin (editor)
    Language: English; Français; Español
    Source/publisher: International foundation for development alternatives (IFDA)
    Format/size: pdf (4MB)
    Date of entry/update: 24 October 2014


    Title: ifda dossier 77 (May/June 1990)
    Date of publication: June 1990
    Description/subject: Editorial: • Environment and Development: Listen tO the South Citizen (Marc Nerfin)..... Local space: • Socioeconomic Democracy (Robley F. George)... • Las organizaciones civiles por la autogestion de los pueblos (Luis Lopezllera Méndez)... • Encuentro sobre movimientos sociales urbanos en America Latina y Espana... • Every country in the world neglects the poor (Cardinal Stephen Kim Soo Whan's address to the Asian Convention for Housing Rights)..... Espace régional: • L'Afrique noire embourbée (Tsudi Wa Kibuti Mambu-Lo)..... Global space: • The Vancouver Declaration: Survival in the 21st Century... • Fusion of Science and Culture: Key to the 21st Century (Mahdi Elmandjra)... • Environment and Sustainable Development (Ililkka Pietila)... • A Rejection of the Brundtland Report (Ted Trainer)... • Abating Global Warming - at a Profit (Amory Irvins)... • The Coming Global Civilization (Mohamed Sid-Ahmed)... • Black Athena (note de lecture de Samir Amin)..... News from the third system: • I.ife-Link... • Océan Indien: Appel d'Antananarivo pour les enfants... • Observatoire de la démocratie internationale... • Minewatch... • Latin America: CLADES... • Deforestation: Three million signatures presented to the UN... • Nepal: Centre for Rural Technology... • Venezuela: Amigransa... • Asia: Ten years of ANGOC... • India: Antar Bharati... • Canada: Turning 2000... • Afrique de l’Ouest: Appui du PNUD aux "ONGs"... • Costa Rica: Comité Nacional por la No Violencia contra la mujer y en la familia... • Arabia: The Organization for Human Rights (AOHR)... • Yugoslavia: CICD... • Philippines: IBON... • 1992: Une proposition de la LIDLIP..... Ietters/lettres/cartas Sources/fuentes..... Materials received for publication
    Author/creator: Marc Nerfin (editor)
    Language: English; Français; Español
    Source/publisher: International foundation for development alternatives (IFDA)
    Format/size: pdf (4.2MB)
    Date of entry/update: 24 October 2014


    Title: ifda dossier 75-76 (January/April 1990)
    Date of publication: April 1990
    Description/subject: Editorial: ■ Chile: iGana la gente! (Marc Nerfin).... Local space: • The Green Polities of Peace (Ha Poong Kim)... • Swadhyaya: The unknown, the peaceful, the silent yet singing revolution of India (Majid Rahnema)... • How to reach the small farmer. An Islamic formula (Ali Abdalla Ali) ... • The Manila Declaration on People's Participation and Sustainable Development..... Espacio nacional: • El desarrollo sustentable: del marco conceptual a una propuesta operacional para Chile (Osvaldo Sunkel)..... Regional space: • The common cause for worldwide sustainable development: A southern view (Frank Bracho)... • New indicators for culturally specific sustainable development (Hazel Henderson)... • Déclaration de Porto Novo pour un contrat de solidarité... • Science et réseaux de solidarité scientifique pour l'Afrique (Christian Sina Diatta)... • La recherche en nutrition: quelles équipes conjointes pour quels 'projets prioritaires' (Salimata Wade et Daniel Lemonnier) january/april 1990..... News from the third system
    Author/creator: Marc Nerfin (editor)
    Language: English; Français; Español
    Source/publisher: International foundation for development alternatives (IFDA)
    Format/size: pdf (3.6MB)
    Date of entry/update: 24 October 2014


    Title: ifda dossier 74 (November/December 1989)
    Date of publication: December 1989
    Description/subject: Espace local: • Leçons d’une animation au Sénégal (Emmanuel Seyni Ndione)... • "Aün es tiempo de vivir": La Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta... Regional space: • The South Commission: New horizons or the same old song? (Loh Wei Leng)... • A Third World perspective on interdependence, integration and collective self-reliance (Mohamed Sid-Ahmed).... Global space: • The new detente: Some reflections from the South (Rajni Kothari)... • Is global civilization coming? (Marc Nerfin)... • Index Dossier 63 - 74.... News from the third system: • Citizens’ associations support NAM initiative for a UN Decade of International Law... • Israel: A new law threatens the Palestinian right to organise... • Maroc: Mettre fin à la détention politique... • Mexico: Nuclear debaters fired... • Chile: Educaciôn para la democracia y el desarrollo local... • India: Some SLARTC activities in 1988... • Catalogne: Enllaç... • Brazil: The Institute of Technology for the Citizen... • India: Equations, Equitable Tourism Options... • South West Asian Ocean: a Directory of activists... • Women’s Exchange Programme International..... Letters/lettres/cartas.... Sources/fuentes.... Materials received for publication
    Author/creator: Marc Nerfin (editor)
    Language: English; Français; Español
    Source/publisher: international foundation for development alternatives (IFDA)
    Format/size: pdf (2.7MB)
    Date of entry/update: 24 October 2014


    Title: ifda dossier 73 (September/October 1989)
    Date of publication: October 1989
    Description/subject: Editorial: • T'ian-an men (Marc Nerfín)..... Local space: • Women and books in Africa: A question of survival? (Micere G. Mugo)... • Local self-reliance in Palestine (PARC)... • Violence dans les Andes: Causes el alternatives (Dominique Temple)..... Espacio nacional: • Perú: Estado, crisis y autogestión (W.J. Moreno y G. J. Ochoa)..... Espace regional: • La maison commune Europe (Sumir Amin)..... Global space: • People, pests and pesticides (Anwar Fazal)... • La dette, oui, mais ses causes? (Ahmed Ben Salah)..... Interactions: • Avoiding awkward answers by not asking the questions (Anne Buchanan)..... News from the third system: • Third World Organization for Women in Science... • Nicaragua: Citizens’ groups act on ecology... • An International Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture... • India: Chitrabani... • Mexico: SEDAC... • India: Institute for Integrated Rural Development... • Ecuador: CIRE... • Norway: The Alternative Future Project... • France: La Cimade ou 50 ans de solidarité..... Letters/lettres/cartes..... Sources/fuentes
    Author/creator: Marc Nerfin (editor)
    Language: English; Français; Español
    Source/publisher: international foundation for development alternatives (IFDA)
    Format/size: pdf (2.6MB)
    Date of entry/update: 24 October 2014


    Title: ifda dossier 72 (July/August 1989)
    Date of publication: August 1989
    Description/subject: Espace local: • Le travail au carrefour technique: Vers une éthique sociale renouvelée? (Antonio Colomer Viadel)... • Indonesia: Usaha Bersama Arisan Manjung (Angoc) • Venezuela: Las Asociaciones de Vecinos, una expresión autónoma de la sociedad civil (Angel Enrique Zambrano)..... National space: • Women in the Algerian liberation struggle (Marie-Aimée Helie-Lucus) • Assessing structural adjustment programmes: The case of Ghana (Ebenezer Mireku)..... Espace global: • Pour le renouveau du non-alignement: Propositions d’un universitaire ouzbek (Rais A. Touzmohammad)..... News from the third system: • India: Anti-nuclear movement grows (Claude Alvares)... • Italy: 'Earth’, theme of the 1989 Fair of Practical Utopias... • Dominican Republic: Tourism v/s natural resources... • Arab Organization for Human Rights: 1988 Report... • Paraguay: El SIJADEP pide tránsito hacia la democracia... • Sri Lanka: Swarna Hansa Foundation... • Zaïre: CADIC... • Youth for Development & Cooperation... • USA: 40 years of Monthly Review... • Uruguay: Treinta años del CLAEH..... Letters/lettres/cartas..... Sources/Fuentes..... Materials received for publication
    Author/creator: Marc Nerfin (editor)
    Language: English; Français; Español
    Source/publisher: International foundation for development alternatives (IFDA)
    Format/size: pdf (2.7MB)
    Date of entry/update: 24 October 2014


    Title: ifda dossier 71 (May/June 1989)
    Date of publication: June 1989
    Description/subject: Espacio local: Curación y cosmología: El reto de las medicinas populares (Sylvia Marcos)..... Espace régional: North-South space: How to ruin a country: the case of Togo (Richard Gerster)..... Global space: Political economy of ecology movements (Jayanta Bandyopadhyay & Vandana Shiva) ..... News from the third system: . Réseau Sud-Nord Cultures et ’Développement’ ... . Peuples Solidaires présente Réseau - Solidarité... . Kanaki: Lettre de la tribu... . Bangladesh: Association for the Realization of Basic Needs... . El Salvador: Instituto de la Mujer (IMU)... . Philippines: Community Information and Planning System (CIPS) ... . West Germany: Rainforest Memorandum... . Citizens’ groups develop agenda for ’our common future’... . Tropical Forestry Action Plan destroys forests worldwide... . USA: 4,440 arrests as nuclear protesters carry on King’s legacy... . Afrique: ENDA/IOCU au Service des consommateurs... . The Asian Coalition for Housing Rights... . Le Centre panafricain de prospective sociale (CPPSS)... . Droit International 1990.... Sources / Fuentes
    Author/creator: Marc Nerfin (editor)
    Language: English; Français; Español
    Source/publisher: International foundation for development alternatives (IFDA)
    Format/size: pdf (2.7MB)
    Date of entry/update: 24 October 2014


    Title: ifda dossier 70 (March/April 1989)
    Date of publication: April 1989
    Description/subject: EDITORIAL: . Another liberation? (Marc Nerfin)..... LOCAL SPACE: . The Telu Workshop Experience (David Henry Malamah-Thomas)..... NATIONAL SPACE: . Two Reports from China: - China's Reforms: From Economics to Systems Theory (Hazel Henderson)... - China in the Twenty-First Century (Mahdi Elmandjra)..... REGIONAL SPACE: . Nuestro Futuro Común: una perspectiva latinoamericana (El Centro Tepoztlán)... . Countertrade in Third World Mutual Trade (Chaldeans Mensah).....GLOBAL SPACE: . New Expressions of Racism in Europe (Rodolfo Stavenhagen)... Interculture Ireland's Teachers Programme from Africa (Rita McNulty)... Ecology and Economic Policy (Udo E. Simonis)..... NEWS FROM THE THIRD SYSTEM: . Brésil: FASE, un réseau de recueil et de diffusion de 'technologies alternatives'... Sahel: Système d'information... Tunisie: Développement rural intégré & Skhira... Philippines: NORLU... Third World NetWork... Italie: FOCSIV... IRELA: Instituto de Relaciones Europeo-Latinoamericanas... USA: Pace Peace Center... Le Prix Aga Khan d'Architecture..... F00TN0TES..... MATERIALS RECEIVED FOR PUBLICATION.
    Author/creator: Marc Nerfin (editor)
    Language: English; Français; Español
    Source/publisher: International foundation for development alternatives (IFDA)
    Format/size: pdf (2.4MB)
    Date of entry/update: 24 October 2014


    Title: ifda dossier 69 (January/February, 1989)
    Date of publication: February 1989
    Description/subject: Homenaje a Manuel Pérez Guerrero..... LOCAL SPACE: Collective Self-Empowerment and Social Change (John Friedmann)... India: The Medico-Friend Circle on Child Health (Ritu Priya)..... ESPACE NATIONAL: Monnaie et endettement en Algérie (Slimane Toubale).....REGIONAL SPACE: Beyond Hunger: An African Vision of the 21st Century..... GLOBAL SPACE: Declaration of the first Global Popular Summit of the Great Peace Journey; and Inga Thorsson's opening speech... In favour of a polycentric world (Samir Amin)... A New Labour and Democratic Internationalism (Peter Waterman)... Social-démocratie à l'échelle mondiale? (René Dumont)..... NEWS FROM THE THIRD SYSTEM: Perú: Algunas notas sobre las ONGs (Federico Velarde)...Ecuador: CIESE... Venezuela: CECODAP, Centros Comunitarios de Aprendizaje... Honduras: Servicios Tecnicos, Legales y Económicos (SETELEC)... Indonesia: Lembaga Studi Pembangunan VI... Sénégal: Fédération des organisations non gouvernementales... Philippines: People Empowerment, Bukidnon Style... Primer Encuentro Latinoamericano Anti Nuclear (ELAN)... America Latina: Por una acción conjunta en defense de los rios... Ecuador: Educación bilingue quichua-castellano... Caribbean: Graduate Theatre Company... SEAFDA: South-East Asian Forum for Development Alternative... Malta: Foundation for International Studies.... Global Education Associates... 1988 Right Livelihood Awards... Juillet 1989: un autre sommet économique à Paris.....LETTERS/LETTRES/CARTAS.... FOOTNOTES.... MATERIALS RECEIVED FOR PUBLICATION
    Author/creator: Marc Nerfin (editor)
    Language: English; Français; Español
    Source/publisher: International foundation for development alternatives (IFDA)
    Format/size: pdf (2.9MB)
    Date of entry/update: 25 October 2014


    Title: ifda dossier 68 (November/December 1988)
    Date of publication: December 1988
    Description/subject: LOCAL SPACE: A Pilot Integrated Farm for South China (George L. Chan)... Elementos de la cultura como respuesta a la vida en barrios marginales de Asunción (Benno Glauser)..... NATIONAL SPACE: Altemative economic strategy for Nigeria: Indigenous small-scale industries (Regina U. Obi)..... GLOBAL SPACE: The gospel of global efficiency: On Worldwatch and other reports on the state of the world (Wolfgang Sachs)... Women's voice in the North/South dialogue (Hilkka Pietilá)... Identité culturelle et développement, Tradition et modernité (Ananda W.P. Guruge)... Les notes de lecture d'Ignacy Sachs..... NEWS FROM THE THIRD SYSTEM: . The Nairobi Declaration on Consumers in Africa... . Indonesia: Government tightens control over citizens' groups... Sénégal: Réseau d'Alphabétisation Communautaire (RAC) ... Chile: Primer encuentro de la Red de Centros de Desarrollo Local... Chile: El Taller de cooperación al desarrollo... Ecuador: Centro de Investigaciones Ciudad... Venezuela: Centro para la Gestión Tecnológica Popular (CETEP)... . India: CAMERA, Cadre of Media Resources and Action... India: PAHAR, Peoples Association for Himalaya Area Research... France: ALDEA... Maroc: Une nouvelle association des Droits de l'homme... Poland: Strong anti-nuclear movement emerging... Suisse: Le Centre Martin Luther King pour la non-violence... Perú: Asociación Peruana de Estudios e Investigación para la Paz... CANDELA..... LETTERS/LETTRES/CARTAS.....F00TN0TES.....MATERIALS RECEIVED FOR PUBLICATION
    Author/creator: Marc Nerfin (editor)
    Language: English; Français; Español
    Source/publisher: International foundation for development alternatives (IFDA)
    Format/size: pdf (2.5MB)
    Date of entry/update: 25 October 2014


    Title: ifda dossier 67 (September/October 1988)
    Date of publication: October 1988
    Description/subject: EDITORIAL: The image of the Other (Marc Nerfin)..... THE IMAGE OF AFRICA: -The image of Africa -Africa's perception of the 198415 food crisis -Africa's response to the crisis -The image of Africa in the Western media..... ESPACIO LOCAL: El auge de la tecnologia anbiental alternativa (Juan Robert)..... REGIONAL SPACE: GSTP: A modest beginning for South's collective self-reliance (Chakravarthi Raghavan)..... GLOBAL SPACE: UN organizations: Ways to their reactivation (Mahdi Elmandjra)... New paths to global cooperation (Hans-Peter Dürr)... NEWS FROM THE THIRD SYSTEM: USSR: The third system recognized... Palestinian non-violent activist deported from Israel... Palestinian Agricultultural Relief Committees (PARC)... Bangladesh: Mauchak... Philippines: CEDAR... Peru: Centro de Medicina Andina... Belgique: Solidarité des Alternatives Wallonnes... Cote d'Ivoire: INADES Documentation... Zalre: Top-Contacts - Perspective 2000... Benin: Centre Panafricain de Prospective Sociale... Asian Students Association... Indian doctor wins Health Activist Award... The New Zealand Coalition for Trade and Development..... FOOTNOTES..... MATERIALS RECEIVED FOR PUBLICATION
    Author/creator: Marc Nerfin (editor)
    Language: English; Français; Español
    Source/publisher: International foundation for development alternatives (IFDA)
    Format/size: pdf (1.9MB)
    Date of entry/update: 25 October 2014


    Title: ifda dossier 66 (July/August 1988)
    Date of publication: August 1988
    Description/subject: EDITORIAL: Tunisie: Le retour d'Ahmed Ben Salah (Marc Nerfin)..... LOCAL SPACE: Humanising housing (Lalita Das)..... ESPACE REGIONAL: L'endettement de 1'Afrique: Accepter la responsabilit6 de nos propres erreurs (Juvhal Habyarimana)... Crisis y desafio: ciencia y tecnologia en el futuro de America Latina (Francisco R. Sagasti)..... GLOBAL SPACE:. On the causes of terrorism and their removal (Johan Galtung)... In affairs among nations, cooperation is the key (Harlan Cleveland)... Les notes de lecture d'Ignacy Sachs..... DOCUMENT: Objectives and terms of reference of the South Commission..... NEWS FROM THE THIRD SYSTEM: The concluding phase of the Great Peace Journey (Inga Thorsson)... International consumer movement acts to protect the ozone layer... Arabia: Human rights organization meets in Cairo... USA: Southern Mutual Help Association... Solomon Islands Development Trust Afrique de l'0uest: WANAD (Andras Biro)... Uruguay: Comunicaci6n para la democracia y el desarrollo... Ecuador: CEPLAES... Pakistan: Rural Development Foundation... The African Centre for Technology Studies... The institute of Cultural Affairs..... LETTERS..... FOOTNOTES
    Author/creator: Marc Nerfin (editor)
    Language: English; Français; Español
    Source/publisher: International foundation for development alternatives (IFDA)
    Format/size: pdf (1.9MB)
    Date of entry/update: 25 October 2014


    Title: ifda dossier 65 (May/June 1988 )
    Date of publication: 06 May 1988
    Description/subject: EDITORIAL: America Latina: Una vision contemporezna de la seguridad (Juan Somavia)..... LOCAL SPACE: Public health, poverty, and empowerment - a challenge (D. Werner)... Artesanos y alfareros, apoyados por la investigation (Bernardo Mendez Lugo)... El aymara: Lengua para traducciones automaticas..... NATIONAL SPACE: The ecological, energetic and agronomic systems of ancient and modern Sri Lanka (Ranil Senanayake)..... REGIONAL SPACE: Science as part of African culture: Why it must be learnt beyond the classroom (Thomas R. Odhiambo)... The economic crisis and opportunities for regional cooperation in Southeast Asia (Umar Juoro)..... GLOBAL SPACE: Eurocentrisme et politique (Samlr Amin)... American television and Arab myths (Jack G. Shaheen)... The cultural crisis of the West and international solidarity (Thierry Verhelst)..... NEWS FROM THE THIRD SYSTEM: Pughwash conferences on science and world affairs... ISIS International... HA1 groups launch new action programme for rational drug use... A voice of our own: Disabled People International... Sahel: Des mouvements paysans s'organisent... Philippines: Fisherfolk demand genuine aquarian reform... Argentina: Red nacional de accion ecologists... Peru: Traditions pour demain a EDITORIAL . America Latina: Una vision contemporezna de la seguridad (Juan Somavia) 2 LOCAL SPACE . Public health, poverty, and empowerment - a challenge (D. Werner) 3 . Artesanos y alfareros, apoyados por la investigation (Bernardo Mendez Lugo) 11 . El aymara: Lengua para traducciones automaticas 16 NATIONAL SPACE . The ecological, energetic and agronomic systems of ancient and modern Sri Lanka (Rani1 Senanayake) 17 REGIONAL SPACE . Science as part of African culture: Why it must be learnt beyond the classroom (Thomas R. Odhiambo) 25 . The economic crisis and opportunities for regional cooperation in Southeast Asia (Umar Juoro) 3 3 GLOBAL SPACE . Eurocentrisme et politique (Samlr bin) 3 7 . American television and Arab myths (Jack G. Shaheen) 49 . The cultural crisis of the West and international solidarity (Thierry Verhelst) 5 1 NEWS FROM THE THIRD SYSTEM . Pughwash conferences on science and world affairs 5 7 . ISIS International 59 . HA1 groups launch new action programme for rational drug use 6 1 . A voice of our own: Disabled People International 62 . Sahel: Des mouvements paysans s'organisent 65 . Philippines: Fisherfolk demand genuine aquarian reform 67 . Argentina: Red nacional de accion ecologists 70 . Peru: Traditions pour demain a Cajamarca... Ecuador: CEDECO..... ANNOUNCEMENTS..... LETTERS/FOOTNOTES/MATERIALS RECEIVED FOR PUBLICATION
    Author/creator: Marc Nerfin (editor)
    Language: English; Français; Español
    Source/publisher: international foundation for development alternatives (IFDA)
    Format/size: pdf (1.9MB)
    Date of entry/update: 25 October 2014


    Title: ifda dossier 64 (March/April 1988)
    Date of publication: April 1988
    Description/subject: EDITORIAL: A citizens' report on the state of the UN? (Marc Nerfin)..... ESPACE LOCAL: Afrique noire: La victoire du courage (Pierre Pradervand)... Peru: La ciudad y sus habitantes (Eduardo Neira Alva)..... NATIONAL SPACE: Hungary: Citizens' participation in the environmental movement (Solyom Laszlo)... Zina: The Hudood Ordinance and its implications for Pakistani women (Sabiha Sumar & Khalid Nadvi)... Towards another administration (Omar Osman Mohamed)..... REGIONAL SPACE: Reassembling the spirits of Africa on historic Goree Island (Claude Robinson)... South Africa: Amsterdam's anti-apartheid culture melting pot (Wim Bossema)..... GLOBAL SPACE: A Disarmament and Development Initiative (DDI): An appeal... Engineering Extinction (Xeith Buchanan)..... NEWS FROM THE THIRD SYSTEM: For a United Nations Second Assemby: Summary of a proposal... Huridocs: Human rights Information and documentation system... Reseau d'education et d'information 'Droits de l'homme et droits des peuples... Malaysia: Aliran is ten... and its founder in jail... India: Committee for Cultural Choices and Global Futures... AJOPE: The African Journal of Political Economy... Jamaica: Drama is the tool... Bolivia: CENDES... Nicaragua: INIES..... Announcements..... FOOTNOTES..... MATERIALS RECEIVED FOR PUBLICATION
    Author/creator: Marc Nerfin (editor)
    Language: English; Français; Español
    Source/publisher: International foundation for development alternatives (IFDA)
    Format/size: pdf (1.9MB)
    Date of entry/update: 25 October 2014


    Title: ifda dossier 63 (January/February 1988)
    Date of publication: February 1988
    Description/subject: CONTENT:- THEY HAD THIS TO SAY: Mikhail Gorbachev: Enhancing the role of the United Nations..... LOCAL SPACE: Chipko: The people's movement with a hope for the survival of humankind (Sunderlal Bahaguna) ... Cidem: Un proceso de comunicación entre mujeres (Enriqueta Alzérreca Barbery)... Nine theses on social movements (André Gunder Frank and Marta Fuentes)..... GLOBAL SPACE: The path to common security (Peri Pamir)..... NEWS FROM THE THIRD SYSTEM: Citizens groups and environmentalists criticize the tropical forestry action plan... Southern Africa: Foundation for education with production... Kanaki: L’école populaire Kanak... Sénégal: CONGAD (Entretien avec Thiemo Kane)... America Latina: Encuentro de directores de centros de promoción... Pratiques informelles comparées... South Asia: Management development of Ngos (SANGO)... Comité international de Coordination des Ongs sur la Palestine... Suisse: CH + 6... From charity to justice: Joint action of citizens groups and local communities for North-South development cooperation... Sri Lanka: ICES's film programme... Le 7e Congrès mondial de sociologie rurale... LETTERS..... FOOTNOTES..... MATERIALS RECEIVED FOR PUBLICATION
    Author/creator: Marc Nerfin (editor)
    Language: English; Français; Español
    Source/publisher: International foundation for development alternatives (IFDA)
    Format/size: pdf (2MB)
    Date of entry/update: 25 October 2014


    Title: ifda dossier 62 (November/December 1987)
    Date of publication: December 1987
    Description/subject: EDITORIAL: . Asilah, or South-South: The artistic dimension..... ESPACE LOCAL: . Participation populaire au développement (CILSS)..... GLOBAL SPACE: . Openings for peace and justice in world of danger and struggle (Richard Falk for the Committee for a Just World Peace)... . UNCTAD-VII and the promises of Geneva (Chakravarthi Raghavan) ... . Les notes de lecture d’Ahmed Ben Salah..... . supplement: index dossier 51-62..... REGIONAL SPACE: . Human rights in the Arab world (Arab Organ.for Human Rights)..... NEWS FROM THE THIRD SYSTEM : . ENDA: Action en faveur des peuples culturellement les plus menacés... . Indigenous Caribbean people demand respect... . Philippines: MIPC... . Maurice: CEDREFI... . Colombia: El Colegio Verde de Villa de Leyva... . ELC elects Fazal as chairman... . Sénégal: Fippu... . India: Centre for Women's Development Studies... . Nepal: Centre for Women and Development ... . America Latina y El Caribe: Red para la infancia y la familia... . Paraguay: Centro de documentación y estudios... . America Latina: Asamblea general del CEEAL... . ANGOC: The Asian Ngo Coalition... . Africa: Roots, the international award for jazz music... . Belgium: agenor... . WFSF to meet in Beijing..... LETTERS..... FOOTNOTES..... MATERIALS RECEIVED FOR PUBLICATION
    Author/creator: Marc Nerfin (editor)
    Language: English; Français; Español
    Source/publisher: international foundation for development alternatives (IFDA)
    Format/size: pdf (2MB)
    Date of entry/update: 25 October 2014


    Title: ifda dossier 61 (September/October 1987)
    Date of publication: October 1987
    Description/subject: CONTENT:.... THEY HAD THIS TO SAY.....ESPACIO LOCAL: El mundo cabe en una radio de aldea (R. Salinas A J. Gomez)..... REGIONAL SPACE: The reverse oil shocks: Harsh effects and mild responses (Ismail-Sabri Abdalla)... Dialogue Interafricain - Dialogue Sud-Sud (Tsudi Wa Kibuti Mambu-Lo & Muambu Ifulu Kia-Butandu)... Capital flight: How Third World elites bleed their own countries white (Shiraz Kassam)..... GLOBAL SPACE: Has humankind a future? (Encik S.M. Mohd. Idris)... Disarmament and development... Imprisoned Israeli anti-nuclear activist nominated for Nobel Peace Prize (Rayna Moss)...Hidden menace in the Universal Child Immunisation programme (Debabar Banerji)..... NEWS FROM THE THIRD SYSTEM: Violating the FAO Code on pesticides... ALOP - Trabajando por Latinoamérica... Philippines: Pamalakaya, small fishermen movement... Afrique: Creation du FOVAD... Food for thought from CENDHRRA: A permanent identification... Mexico: Pro-Ecologia de Colima... Pologne: Polski Klub Ecolognizny... Netherlands: A new environment and development service... India: Pipal Tree... USA: 15 years of the Center of Concern..... LETTERS.....FOOTNOTES.....MATERIALS RECEIVED FOR PUBLICATION
    Language: English; Français; Español
    Source/publisher: International foundation for development alternatives (IFDA)
    Format/size: pdf (1.7MB)
    Date of entry/update: 25 October 2014


    Title: ifda dossier 60 (July/August 1987)
    Date of publication: August 1987
    Description/subject: EDITORIAL: A gleam in the South?..... LOCAL SPACE: Theatre, adult education and development: a workshop at Kumba, Cameroon (Hansel Ndumbe Eyoh)..... ESPACIO REGIONAL: Cambios criticos, sociedad emergence y alternativas populares en America Latina (Luis Lopezllera)..... GLOBAL SPACE: Global shifts and their impacts on national policies (J.Pajestka)... Les ONGs comma cheval de Troie (Dominique Temple)... Towards a people-oriented biotechnology (Chakravarthi Raghavan)..... NEWS FROM THE THIRD SYSTEM: DAWN: Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era... Femmes sous lois musulmanes... Human Rights Internet... Ngalu e Kisal Developpement Sahel... India: The Ahmedabad Study Action Group (ASAG)... Belize: Belize Enterprise for Sustained Technology (BEST)... USA: PLENTY... Asia: SAM and APPEN News Feature Service... Pharmaceutical patents: the ARDA statement... From organisation to organism, a Findhorn Conference..... LETTERS..... FOOTNOTES..... MATERIALS RECEIVED FOR PUBLICATION
    Language: English; Français; Español
    Source/publisher: International foundation for development alternatives (IFDA)
    Format/size: pdf (1.6MB)
    Date of entry/update: 25 October 2014


    Title: ifda dossier 59 (May/June 1987)
    Date of publication: June 1987
    Description/subject: CONTENT: First Justinian F. Rweyemamu Prize awarded to APAC..... LOCAL SPACE: Reflections from the space within (Karen Lehman)... Disguised employment in the Third World (E. Mine Cinar)..... REGIONAL SPACE: The case of the urban poor in Latin America (S. Finquelievich)... ANEN - The African Ngos Environment Network..... GLOBAL SPACE: Third World debt crisis threatens a collapse of world trade and financial systems (Frederick Clairmonte and John Cavanagh)... Rethinking international governance (Harlan Cleveland)... Réfugiés en Suisse: xénophobie et réponses populaires (CEDRI)..... NEWS FROM THE THIRD SYSTEM: Mettre fin à la guerre Iran-Iraq... Philippines: Cordillera People's Alliance... India: Centre for Human Development and Social Change (CHDSC)... Argentina: Acción popular ecumenica... Perú-Mujer... Mexico: The Academy of Human Rights... The Ottowa Declaration: For sustainable farming systems... 12th IOCU World Congress to meet in Madrid in September... Italy: IDOC... UK: The New Economics Foundation... The Other Economic Summit 1988: Call for papers... France: Annuaire des demarches économiques alternatives... LETTERS..... FOOTNOTES
    Author/creator: Marc Nerfin (editor)
    Language: English; Français; Español
    Source/publisher: international foundation for development alternatives (IFDA)
    Format/size: pdf (1.5MB)
    Date of entry/update: 25 October 2014


    Title: ifda dossier 57/58 (January/April 1987)
    Date of publication: April 1987
    Description/subject: EDITORIAL: Nous sonnnes tous des Palestiniens (Marc Nerfin)... We are all Palestinians..... ESPACE LOCAL/LOCAL SPACE: Mexique: Manger, un acte politique (Andrés Aubry)... A Sarvodaya Project (ASSEFA/ANGOC)..... ESPACIO NACIONAL: El cambio del estilo de vida del Venezolano ante la crisis (Frank. Bracho)..... REGIONAL SPACE: Tomorrow begins today (Hilkka Pietilá)..... GLOBAL SPACE: Impressions from a journey to Palestine (Essma Ben Hamida)... Cory Aquino to the United Nations..... NEWS FROM THE THIRD SYSTEM : Table of content..... LETTERS..... F00TN0TES..... MATERIALS RECEIVED FOR PUBLICATION 143
    Author/creator: Marc Nerfin (editor)
    Language: English; Français; Español
    Source/publisher: international foundation for development alternatives (IFDA)
    Format/size: pdf (3.3MB)
    Date of entry/update: 25 October 2014


    Title: ifda dossier 56 (November/December 1986)
    Date of publication: December 1986
    Description/subject: EDITORIAL:..... To our readers..... GLOBAL SPACE: Neither Prince nor Merchant: Citizen - An introduction to the third system (Marc Nerfin)..... MATERIALS RECEIVED FOR PUBLICATION
    Author/creator: Marc Nerfin (editor)
    Language: English; Français; Español
    Source/publisher: International foundation for development alternatives (IFDA)
    Format/size: pdf (600K)
    Date of entry/update: 25 October 2014


    Title: ifda dossier 55 (September/October 1986)
    Date of publication: October 1986
    Description/subject: ESPACIO LOCAL/LOCAL SPACE: Consejos verdes en Colombia (Maria Isabel Garcia)... Health through people’s empowerment... Another development in health: A Zimbabwe case study (R.O. Laing)... Earth architecture : A symposium in Beijing..... NATIONAL SPACE: Indonesia: Cultural dimension of alternatives (Dawam Rahardjo)... ESPACE REGIONAL/REGIONAL SPACE: Science, technologie et coopération Sud-Sud (R. Andriambololona)... Crisis and alternatives in the Arab world (I.S. El-Din Abdalla)..... GLOBAL SPACE: The worlds of different peoples (Keith Buchanan)... The market as the sole master? (Martin Huslid)... World military and social expenditures..... NEWS FROM THE THIRD SYSTEM: Asia: Grassroots and networking, the ACFOD experience... Afrique: Echo de l'AFARD... Argentina: Una carta de CEDEPA... Brésil: FASE... Women living under muslim laws... Arabie: CEREI... Needed: A new communications model for a new working-class internationalism... Espana: INAUCO... Canada: The Latin American Working Group (LAWG)... Survival International... Grassroots experiences in Latin America..... LETTERS/FOOTNOTES/MATERIALS RECEIVED FOR PUBLICATION
    Author/creator: Marc Nerfin (editor)
    Language: English; Français; Español
    Source/publisher: international foundation for development alternatives (IFDA)
    Format/size: pdf (2.6MB)
    Date of entry/update: 25 October 2014


    Title: ifda dossier 54 (July/August 1986)
    Date of publication: August 1986
    Description/subject: EDITORIAL: Chernobyl (Marc Nerfin).....PERSONAL SPACE: 12 years after, Ivan Illich revisits Medical Nemesis..... LOCAL SPACE: Role of Asian people's organizations, II (N.Said Khan, K.Bhasin) ..... ESPACIO NACIONAL: Hacia otro Venezuela? (Luis Raul Matos Azocar)... ÉSPACE REGIONAL/REGIONAL SPACE: Afrique: démocratie, développement, unité... Africa : democracy, development, unity... Notes de lecture (Ahmed Ben Salah)..... GLOBAL SPACE: The Women's Forum '85 in Nairobi (Nita Barrow)... The case for a world public sector (Jan Pronk)..... NEWS FROM THE THIRD SYSTEM: • For an International Decade for Peace, an Australian proposal... • IOCU Pesticide Handbook documents need for strong FAO code... • Colombia: CRESET... • Peru: Mujer y sociedad... • Palestine: The Al-Quds Open University... • Bangladesh: Tribal Buddhists struggle for life... • Message of solidarity to President Corazon Aquino... • Philippines: PROCESS... • Ten years of TRANET (Bill Ellis)... • Habitat: Sharing experiences... • • One Earth: A call to action..... LETTERS/FOOTNOTES/MATERIALS RECEIVED FOR PUBLICATION
    Author/creator: Marc Nerfin (editor)
    Language: English; Français; Español
    Source/publisher: international foundation for development alternatives (IFDA)
    Format/size: pdf (2.6MB)
    Date of entry/update: 25 October 2014


    Title: ifda dossier 53 (May/June 1986)
    Date of publication: June 1986
    Description/subject: EDITORIAL: People's power in the Philippines (Marc Nerfin)..... LOCAL SPACE: Role of Asian people's organizations (N.S. Khan and K. Bhasin)...Consumer mutual aid: Response to the Polish crisis? (L.A. Paga)...Leçons d'une expérience d'inventaire technologique (Xavier Maureau et Maria Cecilia Londres Fonseca)... Brazilian people’s association addresses the WCED... Social innovation in the urban setting (Ignacy Sachs)..... NATIONAL SPACE: Disappearance of family farm in the US (Mark Ritchie)..... REGIONAL SPACE: The Nigerian economy, factor mobility and West African economic development (Uka Ezenwe)..... NEWS FROM THE THIRD SYSTEM: Arab intellectuals stand in defense of human rights ... Lesotho: Thaba Khupa... SINA: Settlements Information Network - Africa... ILET Unidad de Comunicación Alternativa de la Mujer... Paraguay: Educación, capacicacion y tecnología campesina... Ecuador: CATER, Centro Andino de Tecnología Rural 77 Jamaica: International School and Workshop... Women writers of the Americas for Caribbean Parley... Sri Lanka: Ootru Organisation... Malaysia: Burkit Merah Residents win court injunction... India: Centre for Development Studies and Activities... Lawasia... USA: A people's conference on the fate of our forests... The Danish Centre for Renewable Energy... LETTERS/FOOTNOTES/MATERIALS RECEIVED FOR PUBLICATION
    Author/creator: Marc Nerfin (editor)
    Language: English; Français; Español
    Source/publisher: International foundation for development alternatives (IFDA)
    Format/size: pdf (2.1MB)
    Date of entry/update: 25 October 2014


    Title: ifda dossier 52 (March/April 1986)
    Date of publication: April 1986
    Description/subject: ALTERNATIVES: The Other Economic Summit (TOES)..... LOCAL SPACE: Lokayan's efforts to overcome the new rift (Rajni Kothari)... San Fransisco: Quadri-lingual paper serves changing community (Sam Quinones)..... NATIONAL SPACE: Perú wants a historic re-encounter with the land (A. García Pérez)..... THIRD WORLD SPACE : L'Arabsat (Azzouz Kerdoun)... El necesario aporte de la tecnología al problema habítacional de las mayorias en América Latina (Horacio Berretta)..... GLOBAL SPACE: Lessons from the baby food campaign (Andy Chetley)... A rollback for the Third World? (Chakravarthi Raghavan)... NEWS FROM THE THIRD SYSTEM : Table of content ... The Third World Prize to Nelson and Winnie Mandela... Apac: La Satellite... Uruguay: CIEDUR en la reconstrucción nacional... LETTERS..... FOOTN0TES..... MATERIALS RECEIVED FOR PUBLICATION
    Author/creator: Marc Nerfin (editor)
    Language: English; Français; Español
    Source/publisher: International foundation for development alternatives (IFDA)
    Format/size: pdf (2MB)
    Date of entry/update: 25 October 2014


    Title: ifda dossier 51 (January/February 1986)
    Date of publication: February 1986
    Description/subject: EDITORIAL: Nations Unies: un nouveau départ? (Marc Nerfin)..... LOCAL SPACE: Development of the rural poor : the missing factor (Om Prakash & P.N. Rastogi)... Ecología o ideología? (Esteban Krotz)... Eco-industrialism, high-tech and the search for alternatives to progress (Wolfgang Sachs)... Letter to Rigoberta Menchú (Anne Buchanan)..... THIRD WORLD SPACE: Un nouvel ordre Sud-Sud pour un nouvel ordre mondial (A.Ben Salah)... Tomorrow's habitat (Mahdi Eimandjra)... Reactivación, desarrollo y deuda: una propuesta (Osvaldo Sunkel)..... GLOBAL SPACE: The future of the United Nations system (John E. Fobes)... Leelananda De Silva reviews M. Zaramit Cutajarrs UNCTAD and the South-North Dialogue: The first twenty years ... Beyond the nuclear holocaust (Surindar Suri)..... NEWS FROM THE THIRD SYSTEM: Mexico: Self-Help Network... Network of Concerned Third World Lawyers launched... Right Livelihood Awards to activists in East and West... The TVAS Fellowship and Research Grants Schemes... Collectif européen Conscientisation... Futures of support in different cultures (WFSF)... Canada: Chance for Children Development Fund... Denmark: Kulu..... LETTERS..... FOOTNOTES..... MATERIALS RECEIVED FOR PUBLICATION
    Author/creator: Marc Nerfin (editor)
    Language: English; Français; Español
    Source/publisher: international foundation for development alternatives (IFDA)
    Format/size: pdf (2.1MB)
    Date of entry/update: 25 October 2014


    Title: ifda dossier 50 (November/December 1985)
    Date of publication: December 1985
    Description/subject: EDITORIAL: 10 years of IFDA, 50 issues of the Dossier.....LOCAL SPACE: The indigenous problématique (Rodolfo Stavenhagen)... NGO work of organising the rural poor (Anisur Rahman)... Desarrollo y medio ambiente (Maurice Strong)..... THIRD WORLD SPACE: The women’s movement: Latin American perspective (A. Santa Cruz)... The Nairobi ’85 Manifesto on women and the crisis in Africa... Asian women speak out... Note sur le concept de déconnexion ("delinking") (Samir Amin)... Science transfer for development (Abdus Salam)..... SUPPLEMENT: INDEX DOSSIER 39-50..... GLOBAL SPACE..... Mai-development in industrial countries (Erhard Eppler)... Bad neighbours (William Clark)... Peace and development (Jimoh Omo-Fadaka)... The great peace journey (Inga Thorsson)..... NEWS FROM THE THIRD SYSTEM: The dirty dozen: global campaign against hazardous pesticides... European mothers: a "free choice" for feeding their babies?... International Consumer Movement acts on tobacco promotion... Equateur: RIIP... Geneva: DOCIP... Argentina: FLACSO busca colaboración... Philippines: Mindanao Community Theatre network... India: Namedia Foundation... Guinea Bissau: INEP... Rongead: Un reseau agro-alimentaire pour quoi faire?..... LETTERS/FOOTNOTES/MATERIALS RECEIVED FOR PUBLICATION
    Author/creator: Marc Nerfin (Editor)
    Language: English; Français; Español
    Source/publisher: international foundation for development alternatives (IFDA)
    Format/size: pdf (3.8MB)
    Date of entry/update: 25 October 2014


    Title: ifda dossier 49 (September/October 1985)
    Date of publication: October 1985
    Description/subject: EDITORIAL: The 40th anniversary of the United Nations: Will governments listen to people? (Marc Nerfin)..... LOCAL SPACE: Kenya: The Green Belt Movement (Wangari Maathai)... Street foods as income and food for the poor (Irène Tinker)... US: Civil disobedience is a way of life for peace activists (Jeffrey Saied Ghannam)..... NATIONAL SPACE: Chile: Los grandes tetnas y areas de la reconstruccion (R. Lagos)...The role of health and nutrition in development (Claudio Schuftan)..... THIRD WORLD SPACE: Social intelligence for self-reliant development (Stevan Dedijer)... Sociétés négro-africaines entre un développement propre et un développement généralisé (Tsudi Wa Kibuti Mambu~Lo)... Et demain l'Afrique - un livre d'Edem Kodjo (Ahmed Ben Salah)..... GLOBAL SPACE: The UN are a first-rate international institution (Stephen Lewis)... Most people believe in the UN... IFDA contributions to the 40th anniversary of the UN... Jumelages et micro-projets (Huguette Bouchardeau)..... NEWS FROM THE THIRD SYSTEM: The World Food Assembly's Manifesto... Action now to end Third World crisis (The Penang Conference)... On peace and global transformation (UNU)... Afrique occidentale: L'AFOTEC (Rokiatou Tall)... Asia: Women's Research and Action Network..... LETTERS.....FOOTNOTES.....MATERIALS RECEIVED FOR PUBLICATION
    Author/creator: Marc Nerfin (editor)
    Language: English; Français; Español
    Source/publisher: international foundation for development alternatives (IFDA)
    Format/size: pdf (2.3MB)
    Date of entry/update: 25 October 2014


    Title: ifda dossier 48 (July/August 1985)
    Date of publication: August 1985
    Description/subject: EDITORIAL: Los tejemanejes de Nairobi (Adriana Santa Cruz)..... LOCAL SPACE: Popular theatre as integration and conscientization (Oga S. Abah)... Desarrollo, medio ambiente y cultura (Javier Herrán)... Case study of Maori community action (Betty Williams)..... NATIONAL SPACE: The universal grant (Collectif Charles Fourier)..... THIRD WORLD SPACE: Problématique méditerranéenne (Rachid Krim)..... GLOBAL SPACE: Redefining national security (Sadruddin Aga Khan)... Contribution of economic science to peace keeping (Jan Tinbergen) ... Gamani Corea reviews William Clark's Cataclysm... Why European activists should oppose operation Flood (C. Alvares)... Fighting the importers of Third World women (Roberto Ampuero)..... NEWS FROM THE THIRD SYSTEM: Socially Appropriate Technology International Information Services... WISE: World Information Service on Energy... India: Kalpavriksh - The Environmental Action Group... India: Samakhya and the Cooperative Movement... International Credit Union Week... Philippines: BATAS, Center for People's Law... Cameroon: Simulation game in Buea... Les économies arabe et européenne en l’an 2000... America Latina: ECIEL ... USA: Stelle Foundation..... LETTERS.....FOOTNOTES.....MATERIALS RECEIVED FOR PUBLICATION
    Author/creator: Marc Nerfin (editor)
    Language: English; Français; Español
    Source/publisher: international foundation for development alternatives (IFDA)
    Format/size: pdf (3.4MB)
    Date of entry/update: 25 October 2014


    Title: ifda dossier 47 (May/June 1985)
    Date of publication: June 1985
    Description/subject: EDITORIAL: Majority must take lead in remaking UN (Maurice F. Strong)..... LOCAL SPACE: Against professionalism (Ramesh Manandhar)... Regenerative zones (Medard Gabel & Robert Rodale)... People economic organizations in Chile (Mariana Schkolnik)..... NATIONAL SPACE: Educating women: the case of Morocco (Zakia Beihachmi)... The Greens in Italy (Alexander Langer)... L’assemblée fédérale des verts allemands (Cristina Herz)..... THIRD WORLD SPACE: Desarme en America Latina: utopia o realismo? (Juan Somavia)... Lutte contre la faim en zone sahélo-somalienne (ENDA) 49 The rise of the authoritarian state (Claude Robinson)..... GLOBAL SPACE: The South: a part of our security (Thorvald Stoltenberg)...Mouvements pour la paix en Europe et mouvements de libération en Amérique latine (Hector Vera)..... NEWS FROM THE THIRD SYSTEM: Asia: CENDHRRA, or partnership in action... Argentina: Iniciativa planetaria para el mundo que elegimos... Espana: IEPALA... Vivre autrement - Consommateurs en Afrique... The Netherlands: TOOL... ICDA & ISIS: Women in development - from theory to practice... After nuclear war... the cold and the dark of nuclear winter... The SID conference: Risks and opportunities ..... LETTERS.....FOOTNOTES.....MATERIALS RECEIVED FOR PUBLICATION
    Author/creator: Marc Nerfin (editor)
    Language: English; Français; Español
    Source/publisher: international foundation for development alternatives (IFDA)
    Format/size: pdf (1.9MB)
    Date of entry/update: 25 October 2014


    Title: ifda dossier 46 (March/April 1985)
    Date of publication: April 1985
    Description/subject: EDITORIAL: No more Bhopal.....LOCAL SPACE: Why my mother died illiterate (Ajaga & Katherine L. Nji)... Movimientos régionales en Bolivia (G. Flores y R. Laserna)... Beyond cultural diversity, women face some problems (ICES)... Bolivie: les radios minières..... NATIONAL SPACE: Democracy, societal transformations in the systems age and advanced economic systems (Robley E. George)... How far are we from socialism? (Piotr Zeydler-Zborowski)..... THIRD WORLD SPACE: Integration of modern and traditional technologies for development (Arnoldo K. Ventura)..... GLOBAL SPACE: The crisis of multilateral aid - some reflections (L. de Silva)...Can the debt (and nuclear) bomb(s) be defused? (A. Gunder Frank)... A worldwide alert and monitoring of hazardous industries..... NEWS FROM THE THIRD SYSTEM: Third World Academy of Sciences ... World Food Assembly: the start of a real process of cooperation for the third system?... Asia: the Law and Society Trust... Argentina: the Club del Hornero seeks interaction... Arabia: Cermae... Canada: le Centre interculturel Monchanin... France: l'Institut Belleville... USA: Trickle Up Program (TUP)..... LETTERS.....FOOTNOTES.....MATERIALS RECEIVED FOR PUBLICATION
    Author/creator: Marc Nerfin (editor)
    Language: English; Français; Español
    Source/publisher: international foundation for development alternatives (IFDA)
    Format/size: pdf (1.9MB)
    Date of entry/update: 25 October 2014


    Title: ifda dossier 45 (January/February 1985)
    Date of publication: February 1985
    Description/subject: EDITORIAL: United Nations: the next 40years (Marc Nerfin).....LOCAL SPACE: Los campesinos ante el embate tecnologico (Andrés Aubry)... Notes on participatory technology development (J. Galvez Tan)... Communitarian alternatives for Brazilian crisis (C. Aveline)..... NATIONAL SPACE: In search of a future for the Nordic countries (J.E. Nilsson)..... THIRD WORLD SPACE: Utopia and reality of South-South economic cooperation (F. Bracho)... Gikuyu novel receives Noma Award in Zimbabwe (C. Lowe Moraa)..... GLOBAL SPACE: Adjustment via austerity: is there an alternative? (N.P. Girvan) ... The European nuclear disarmament convention in Perugia (R. Falk) ... Refugees: a global justice issue (Michael J. Schultheis)... Le programme d'avenir pour le Tiers Monde du SPD (Uwe Holtz)... A Finnish proposal for an international mini-NIEO symposium... The declaration of Ambiorix (Joint Task Force)... Central America: towards a European presence? (Yojana Sharma)..... NEWS FROM THE THIRD SYSTEM: The Maurice Bishop Foundation: continuing Grenada's revolution... Femmes, communications, développement... Carlos (Karl) Gaspar... FIAN: Urgent actions against hunger and oppression... "Alternative Nobel Prize" to four women... ENDA: Environnement et développement du Tiers Monde... Ghana: Center for development of people (CEDEP)... Philippines: Agency for community educational services (ACES)... France: Le Gret - pour un développement autocentré..... LETTERS.....FOOTNOTES.....MATERIALS RECEIVED FOR PUBLICATION
    Author/creator: Marc Nerfin (editor)
    Language: English; Français; Español
    Source/publisher: international foundation for development alternatives (IFDA)
    Format/size: pdf (1.6MB)
    Date of entry/update: 25 October 2014


    Title: ifda dossier 44 (November/December 1984)
    Date of publication: December 1984
    Description/subject: EDITORIAL: Pour un nouveau dialogue Nord-Sud (Marc Nerf in)..... BUILDING BLOCKS/MATERIAUX/LADRILLOS: The Group of 77 as an indispensable instrument of the Third World (Manuel Perez Guerrero)...El Grupo de los 77, autoafirmaciôn colectiva, interés nacional y principio de responsibilidad (Diego Luis Castellanos)...Conversion from military to civil production in Sweden (Inga Thorsson)... Quelle coopération internationale? (Robert Vachon)..... MARKINGS: Brazilians, what are we? (Celso Furtado)..... INTERACTIONS: Meeting the corporate challenge (Institute for Policy Studies)... Sisters-in-arms (Vibhuti Patel)... Le féminisme: fruit de la pensée universelle (M.A. Savané)... Fishworkers get a chance to speak (APPEN)... Effects of IMF on the Filipino people (Ma. Theresa Diokno)..... Letters/lettres..... NEWS FROM THE THIRD SYSTEM: 5 billion consumers organizing for change... How to feed the world: new coalition aims at real issues... Il était une fois Solagral... La place des femmes dans les stratégies alimentaires...L'association pour le retour et la réinsertion des Africains migrants (AFRAM)... Educatlón popular, tecnologías campesinas y organización... India: Service Centre..... FOOTNOTES.....MATERIALS RECEIVED FOR PUBLICATION ..... PAROLE DE FEMME
    Author/creator: Marc Nerfin (editor)
    Language: English; Français; Español
    Source/publisher: international foundation for development alternatives (IFDA)
    Format/size: pdf (1.5MB)
    Date of entry/update: 25 October 2014


    Title: ifda dossier 43 (September/October 1984)
    Date of publication: October 1984
    Description/subject: EDITORIAL: US vs UN? (Marc Nerfin)..... BUILDING BLOCKS/MATERIAUX: Women's peace movement as an innovative proponent of the peace movement as a whole (Hilkka Pietila)... L'aide étrangére vue des pays 'receveurs' (Rajaona Andriamananjara)... Third World comes of age and faces new challenges (Chakravarthi Raghavan)..... MARKINGS: The real challenge of '1984' (Shridath Ramphal)..... INTERACTIONS/INTERACCIONES: The grassroots of the future (Majid Rahnema)... El despertar de los pobladores (Margarita Pacheco M.)... La dimension culturelle du développement (A.M. M'Bow)... Dutch transnational corporations in India (K. Lieten)... Diffusion de technologie et idéologie de la modernisation (Michel Thiollent)..... Letters..... NEWS FROM THE THIRD SYSTEM: Asian Regional Exchange for New Alternatives (ARENA)... The International Centre for Ethnic Studies (ICES)... Les services juridiques en milieu rural (CIJ)... Le centre Josué de Castro... An outline of Japanese non-governmental organizations in development cooperation... Association France-Asie du Sud (AFAS)... European IBFAN groups launch Milupa campaign... Earth construction technologies colloquium in Belgium..... F00TN0TES..... MATERIALS RECEIVED FOR PUBLICATION
    Author/creator: Marc Nerfin (editor)
    Language: English; Français; Español
    Source/publisher: international foundation for development alternatives (IFDA)
    Format/size: pdf (1.5MB)
    Date of entry/update: 25 October 2014


    Title: ifda dossier 42 (July/August 1984)
    Date of publication: August 1984
    Description/subject: EDITORIAL: pages de journal (M.N.)..... BUILDING BLOCKS/LADRILLOS: Ashok or Nero? Governments confronted with the militarization of outer space (Muchkund Dubey)... Sweden re-thinks care in society (Marten Lagergren)... Theatre as a tool for communication (Dickson M. Mwansa)... Por que atender a la autoconstruccion independiente (Jaime Nisnovich)..... MARKINGS: Superpower intervention in the Third World: the US case (Richard A. Falk)..... INTERACTIONS: The impact of the economic crisis on children (UNICEF)... Environmental crisis in Asia-Pacific (SAM seminar)... World military and social expenditures 1983 (the 9th Sivard report)... De la medina à la ville (Bichara Khader)... India: degradation and development (Chakravarthi Raghavan) International commodity control - a contemporary history and appraisal (Leelananda de Silva)... Letters..... NEWS FROM THE THIRD SYSTEM: The Asia-Pacific people's environment network... The Chingleput rural women's social education centre... A women’s information and communication service... 1984 census of “world problems”... The UNU/lFDA urban self-reliance project..... FOOTNOTES/NOTES/NOTAS..... MATERIALS RECEIVED FOR PUBLICATION
    Language: English; Français; Español
    Source/publisher: international foundation for development alternatives (IFDA)
    Format/size: pdf (1.4MB)
    Date of entry/update: 25 October 2014


    Title: ifda dossier 41 (May/June 1984)
    Date of publication: June 1984
    Description/subject: AVIS: Le Prix Justinian F. Rweyemamu 1985..... BUILDING BLOCKS/MATERIAUX/LADRILL0S: Peace movement in USA (Elise Boulding)... Los movimientos por la paz en America Latina (J. Osorio V.)... Développer sans abîmer (Bernard Lédéa Ouedraogo)... Lokayan, dialogue of the people..... INTERACTIONS: The troubled waters of Laguna Lake (Fishermen's Alliance in Rizal)... Asian women and the struggle for justice (APHD)... Science and technology in Indian culture (A. Rahman)... Technological transfer and the growth process in the Third World - a myth or a reality? (J.E. Udo Ndebbio)... Evaluation and participation in adult education (M. Wesseler)... Workers' self-management and participation in decision- making as a factor of development (ICPE)... Readers' letters..... NEWS FROM THE THIRD SYSTEM: New action campaigns launched on baby foods issue... The pesticides handbook... A transnational conference and network... Policies towards a just, participatory and sustainable society... Rural life conference: lessons from rural Europe... European institute of local development and decentralized planning... AHAS - Enabling people..... F00TN0TES/N0TES/N0TAS..... MATERIALS RECEIVED FOR PUBLICATION.
    Author/creator: Marc Nerfin (editor)
    Language: English; Français; Español
    Source/publisher: international foundation for development alternatives (IFDA)
    Format/size: pdf (1.5MB)
    Date of entry/update: 25 October 2014


    Title: ifda dossier 40 (March/April 1984)
    Date of publication: April 1984
    Description/subject: ANNOUNCEMENT: J Justinian F. Rweyemamu memorial award.....BUILDING BLOCKS: The global transition to the solar age (Hazel Henderson)...Wages, hours and working conditions in Asian free trade zones (Charles Ford)...Development cooperation awareness in European cities (IULA and NCO)... Papuan canoes (Andrew Sheen)..... INTERACCI ONES/INTERACTIONS: Ecodesarrollo, el pensamiento del decenio (M. Marino de Botero)...The law of the seed (Chakravarthi Raghavan) - Action in the FAO (Asma Ben Hamida)... Peace and development (Bjorn Hettne)...Towards another nutrition education (Mark Mosio and Wenche Barth Eide)...Les identités menacées: la communauté musulmane en France (Ahmed Fouatih) ... IMF policies out of date, says ODI (Leelananda de Silva)... Health: Third World becoming a pharmaceutical garbage bin... Readers' letters..... NEWS FROM THE THIRD SYSTEM: Noted Mexican anthropologist victim of frame-up... Brazil: Grupo comunitario Rodeio Bonito... International inventors awards 1986... Self-reliant project management... Big party to celebrate world’s disarmament... FOOTNOTES/NOTES/NOTAS.....MATERIALS RECEIVED FOR PUBLICATION.
    Author/creator: Marc Nerfin (editor)
    Language: English; Français; Español
    Source/publisher: international foundation for development alternatives (IFDA)
    Format/size: pdf (1.5MB)
    Date of entry/update: 25 October 2014


    Title: ifda dossier 39 (January/February 1984)
    Date of publication: February 1984
    Description/subject: EDITORIAL: Third system associations plan stronger networking..... BUILDING BLOCKS/MATERIAUX/LADRILLOS: Gandhi - Coming back from West to East? (Detlef Kantovsky)... Arquitectos para otto desarrollo (John F.C. Turner)...L'économie cachée, conflits sociaux et l'avenir des sociétés industrielles (Michel Schiray)... Alternative development communication efforts for science education in rural India (Shashi R. Pandey)... An essay on the nuclear muddle of our time (Narindar Singh)..... MARKINGS: Democracy is the alternative (Ernst Michanek)..... INTERACTIONS/INTERACTIONS: Australia's future (Keith D. Suter)... Chilean women for 'democracy in the country and at home' (Ana Maria Foxley)... 230 million women in Third World suffer from nutritional anaemia (Peter Ozorio)... Poverty line (M.K. Tikku)... Peru: Indian communities & cooperatives threatened (A. Lama)... Un manifeste pour l'émancipation (Markus Scharli)... The law of the seed (Pat Roy Mooney)..... NEWS FROM THE THIRD SYSTEM: The role of people's associations in housing improvement... AHAS: enabling people... India: the Avard foundation for rural development (AFFORD)... The AG SPAK... Lovins, Palau Chief, Chilean share 'Alternative Nobel Prize'... Peace News for nonviolent revolution..... MATERIALS RECEIVED FOR PUBLICATION..... F00TN0TES/N0TES/N0TAS.
    Author/creator: Marc Nerfin (editor)
    Language: English; Français; Español
    Source/publisher: international foundation for development alternatives (IFDA)
    Format/size: pdf (1.4MB)
    Date of entry/update: 25 October 2014


    Title: ifda dossier 38 (November/December 1983)
    Date of publication: December 1983
    Description/subject: EDITORIAL: Political murder in Grenada (Marc Nerfin).....BUILDING BLOCKS: Environment, development, disarmament: towards a global tomorrow (Inga Thorsson)... Development means structural adjustment (Amir H. Jamal)... Latin American integration: from import substitution to market efficiency (Diana Tussie)...Policing the global trade in dangerous products (Lim Siang Jin and Dexter Tiranti)..... INTERACTIONS: What futures work? Make it simple (Gôran Backstrand)... South-South cooperation: a peaceful decolonization of the future (Mahdi Elmandjra)... What after UNCTAD VI? (Chakravarthi Raghavan)... From UNCTAD to Lome - the ECC and the North-South dialogue (Yojana Sharma) ... A South-South strategy (Leelananda de Silva)... An ecumenical approach to economics (Anne Buchanan) ... Left-hand drive: shopfloor internationalism and the auto industry...Les structures du quotidien et la crise (Ignacy Sachs)..... NEWS FROM THE THIRD SYSTEM: A world conference of fishermen?... Sahabat Alam Malaysia... CLA: El Consejo latinoamericano y del Caribe para la autogestion... The Marga Institute is ten years old... Institute for world order/World policy institute... Le syndicat du BIT contre les complices de l’apartheid... footnotes/notes/notas .... INDEX of papers published in IFDA Dossier 27 to 38..... MATERIALS RECEIVED FOR PUBLICATION.
    Author/creator: Marc Nerfin (editor)
    Language: English; Français; Español
    Source/publisher: international foundation for development alternatives (IFDA)
    Format/size: pdf (1.6MB)
    Date of entry/update: 25 October 2014


    Title: ifda dossier 37 (September/October 1983)
    Date of publication: October 1983
    Description/subject: EDITORIAL: Gandhi....BUILDING BLOCKS: Eco-pedagogics and the commons (Ivan Illich)... Dealing with resistance on the path to peace (Willis W. Harman)... Gandhi and contemporary thinking on development (S.P. Varma)..... MARKINGS: A children's revolution for 6 billion dollars a year (or 1% of world military expenditure) (James P. Grant)..... INTERACTIONS: Childhood as an entity (Godfrey Gunatilleke) ...SAMSAM - Experience of nine years making a development education magazine for children (Bob van Opzeeland)... The day the children put out the world's newspapers (Ricardo Grassi)... Why do children play war? (Jorge Gillies)... Towards "another development" based on locally generated concrete utopias (Raymond Lorenzo) 63 . Background to OPEC's current crisis - Who benefits really? (Paul Aarts/Michael Renner)... "Gandhi": Film as theology (Anand Patwardhan)... Vivre chez soi et vivre mieux (au Sénégal)..... NEWS FROM THE THIRD SYSTEM: Third World PDAs meet in Lima... The activities of DESCO, the Centro des estudios y promocion del desarrollo, Lima, Peru... New President for CEBRAP appointed... FOOTNOTES/NOTES/NOTAS 87 MATERIALS RECEIVED FOR PUBLICATION.
    Author/creator: Marc Nerfin (editor)
    Language: English; Français; Español
    Source/publisher: international foundation for development alternatives (IFDA)
    Format/size: pdf (1.9MB)
    Date of entry/update: 25 October 2014


    Title: ifda dossier 36 (July/August 1983)
    Date of publication: August 1983
    Description/subject: EDITORIAL: Communications..... BUILDING BLOCKS/MATÉRIAUX: Indian ethnic movements and state policies in Latin America (Rodolfo Stavenhagen)... L’état contre l’ethnicité - une nouvelle arme: le développement exclusion (Afsaneh Eghbal)... Science transfer versus technology transfer (Stevan Dedijer)... Non-alignment: facing the ’information age'(Breda Pavlic)... Whither Japan? (Tsuru Shigeto)..... MARCAS EN EL CAMINO: Un desafio a los sociologos (Fernando Henrique Cardoso)..... INTERACTIONS: The Rome declaration on communication for democracy and development... Innovative communication strategy for development (V.K. Dubey)... Où va l’information? (Mahdi Elmandjra)... Popular theatre dialogue... An agenda for the South? (Leelananda de Silva)... Letters: A reverse sex-bias in developmental paradigm?... L'alternative: spécificité et mouvements sociaux... Do we need"barefoot economists”? (Mats Kihlberg)..... NEWS FROM THE THIRD SYSTEM / NOUVELLES DU TIERS SYSTÈME: IOC: An international network of people for self-reliance... Groupe de recherche pour une stratégie économique alternative... CETIM - Centre Europe-Tiers Monde... Technologie et développement: un séminaire d'échanges... International workshops of the Foundation Lelio Basso... footnotes/notes/notas .....MATERIALS RECEIVED FOR PUBLICATION.
    Author/creator: Marc Nerfin (editor)
    Language: English; Français; Español
    Source/publisher: international foundation for development alternatives (IFDA)
    Format/size: pdf (1.7MB)
    Date of entry/update: 25 October 2014


    Title: ifda dossier 35 (May/June 1983)
    Date of publication: June 1983
    Description/subject: EDITORIAL: The only way to peace (Petra Kelly)..... BUILDING BLOCKS/MATÉRIAUX: Conflicts in access to food (Amartya K. Sen)... Techno-economic intelligence for development (Francisco R. Sagasti)... Technique and women's toil (Valentina Borremans)... Islam, technologie et développement (Bichara Khader)..... MARKINGS: Beating swords into ploughshares - The Lucas experiment described from inside (Mike Cooley)..... INTERACTIONS: If the era of full employment is over, what will come next? (James Robertson)... Revival of non-monetary economy makes economic growth unnecessary in the small industrialized countries (K. Pulliainen/H. Pietila)... Alin Sitooye, a symbol of women's resistance to colonialism (F. Sow)... Les femmes et la crise alimentaire en Afrique (M.A. Savane)... Madrés de Plaza Mayo - MPM - Mothers of Plaza Mayo (R. Martine)... Unions' solidarity with Chile... The food-energy nexus sub-programme: Seeking local solutions to a global problem..... NOTICIAS DEL TERCER SISTEMA / NEWS FROM THE THIRD SYSTEM: Venezuela: CEREL... India: Development Alternatives... UK: Turning point... What is TIE?... Le monde que nous choisissons... IFDA seminar on another development in Grenada..... footnotes/notes/notas..... MATERIALS RECEIVED FOR PUBLICATION.
    Author/creator: Marc Nerfin (editor)
    Language: English; Français; Español
    Source/publisher: international foundation for development alternatives (IFDA)
    Format/size: pdf (1.7MB)
    Date of entry/update: 25 October 2014


    Title: ifda dossier 34 (March/April 1983)
    Date of publication: April 1983
    Description/subject: EDITORIAL: Where change begins..... BUILDING BLOCKS/MATÉRIAUX" The world crisis and the challenge for the nonaligned (C. Raghavan)... Popular song, the recording industry and their alternative facets (Fernando Reyes Matta)... Iran: Mythes et réalités d'une révolution (Chahrokh Vaziri)... New age world governance (William N. Ellis)..... MARKINGS: Who can stop the apocalypse? (Rudolf Bahro)..... INTERACTIONS: L'alternative: Constats, questions, espoirs (Ahmed Ben Salah)... Pour une sortie à gauche de la crise (Samir Amin)... Under conditions of humanquake (Robert Jungk)... Jobs for tomorrow, the potential for substituting manpower for energy (Walter R. Stahel & Genevieve Reday-Mulvey)... Problèmes d'information en Afrique (Maryse Condé)... Sri Lanka: The young females cheapest of the cheap Third World labour (Feizal Samath)... Aid to Marcos' Philippines backfiring, new study charges..... NEWS FROM THE THIRD SYSTEM: IFDA: new officers... Alternative Nobel prize... India: a citizen report on the environment... Indigenous people challenge transnationals on resource development..... footnotes/notes/notas..... MATERIALS RECEIVED FOR PUBLICATION.
    Author/creator: Marc Nerfin (editor)
    Language: English; Français; Español
    Source/publisher: international foundation for development alternatives (IFDA)
    Format/size: pdf (1.7MB)
    Date of entry/update: 25 October 2014


    Title: ifda dossier 33 (January/February 1983)
    Date of publication: February 1983
    Description/subject: EDITORIAL: Pouvoirs..... BUILDING BLOCKS/LADRILLOS: Communicating and development (Smitu Kothari and Jai Sen) ... Popular theatre and popular struggle in Kenya: the story of the Kamiriithu community educational and cultural centre (Ross Kidd) ... Project Answer - an organisational framework for integrated rural development (Felicia Ifeoma Ekejiuba)... Chile: Como salir de la crisis (Propuestas democrats cristianas)... Alternatives and politics - political alternatives (Erhard Eppler) ....... REPÈRES: Rencontres sur les communautés culturelles (Joseph Ki-Zerbo)..... INTERACTIONS/INTERACCIONES: Somos 45 milliones de Indios en Sudamerica (Abraham Lama) ... Colombia: No more "Mrs. So-and-So"... Jamaica in search of a third path to development (Claude Robinson)... Asilah: The cultural road to development (Asma Ben Hamida)... Whatever happened at Lucas?... Crisis si, benefits no (Chakravarthi Raghavan)... Some limitations of NICs export-led growth from a world perspective (Andre Gunder Frank)... State trading organisations and producers' associations as instruments to expand South-South co-operation (R. Coster)..... NEWS FROM THE THIRD SYSTEM : Seven years of IFDA activities... Cardinal Arns of Brazil receives human rights award... IRDISP ..... MATERIALS RECEIVED FOR PUBLICATION..... footnotes/notes/notas.
    Author/creator: Marc Nerfin (editor)
    Language: English; Français; Español
    Source/publisher: international foundation for development alternatives (IFDA)
    Format/size: pdf (1.6MB)
    Date of entry/update: 25 October 2014


    Title: ifda dossier 32 (November/December 1982)
    Date of publication: December 1982
    Description/subject: EDITORIAL: To our readers..... BUILDING BLOCKS/MATERIAUX: Décentralisation et planification du développement endogène (Olivier Godard)... Participatory research and technology assessment by the people (Vandana Shiva and Jayanto Bandyopadhyay)... La démocratie dans les sociétés traditionnelles et dans les nouveaux états africains : Recherche pour une autre voie de 1'auto-développement (Daniel Kadja Mianno)... The rational use of drugs in the Third World - The example of Bangladesh (a Health Action International briefing paper)..... MARKINGS: A message of support for life..... INTERACTIONS: Common security : A programme for disarmament (Olof Palme)... Principes de la politique ouest-allemande de coopération au développement... Communications and development in the 80s (Roberto Savio)... El primer programa de estudios de la comunicacion (ILET)... L'immigration vers les pays industrialisés, facteur structurel d'appauvrissement des pays d'émigration (Silvia Boba)... Statistics for the people (Ian Miles)... Colombia : 'Carmen Carrascal', a feminist film about a peasant artisan (Maria Isabel Garcia)..... NEWS FROM THE THIRD SYSTEM/NOUVELLES DU TIERS SYSTEME: L'Association sénégalaise de recherche et d'assistance pour le développement communautaire (ASRADEC)... Avis de recherche..... FOOTNOTES / NOTES / NOTAS..... MATERIALS RECEIVED FOR PUBLICATION.
    Author/creator: Marc Nerfin (editor)
    Language: English; Français; Español
    Source/publisher: nternational foundation for development alternatives (IFDA)
    Format/size: pdf (2.1MB)
    Date of entry/update: 25 October 2014


    Title: ifda dossier 31 (September/October 1982
    Date of publication: October 1982
    Description/subject: EDITORIAL: Un autre développement avec les femmes.....BUILDING BLOCKS/MATERIAUX: Alphabétisation contre les "analphabètes"? (Majid Rahnema)... The theory and practice of participatory action research (Muhammad Anisur Rahman)... Participatory research, popular knowledge and power (Budd L. Hall)... La dimension cultural del desarrollo (Sergio Spoerer)... On the interaction between cultural elements, political institutions and life styles (Gunnar Adler-Karlsson)..... MARKINGS: South-South Option - The 1982 Third World lecture delivered by Julius K. Nyerere..... INTERACTIONS: The yin and yang of Asian women... The WHO international code of marketing of breast-milk substitutes - A time for reevaluation (Ted Greiner)... Launched! A movement to right wrongs with right products (IOCU)... The law and the consumer (Pahang Association of Consumers)... Ethnic diversity of mono-culturalism - The struggle for Africa (Jimoh Omo-Fadaka)... The Minority Rights Group... The mysterious whistling language of the Mazateca Indians... US Admiral Rickover: I would sink all my nuclear-powered ships... Risks of unintentional war..... MATERIALS RECEIVED.....FOOTNOTES / NOTES / NOTAS
    Author/creator: Marc Nerfin (editor)
    Language: English; Français; Español
    Source/publisher: international foundation for development alternatives (IFDA)
    Format/size: pdf (1.7MB)
    Date of entry/update: 25 October 2014


    Title: ifda dossier 30 (July/August 1982)
    Date of publication: August 1982
    Description/subject: EDITORIAL: Risorgimento?..... BUILDING BLOCKS: • Self-reliance in unexpected places (Roy Preiswerk)... • Popular theatre, conscientization and struggle (Ross Kidd)... • Perverse growth and maldevelopment - Lessons from Poland's collapse (Ignacy Sachs)..... MATÉRIAUX: • L'administration rurale en Afrique peut-elle devenir l'instrument d'un véritable développement? (Jacques Bugnicourt)... • Development options of the Arab oil exporting countries (Ali Attiga)..... MARKINGS : • Human needs and self-reliance are the two pillars of development says the Chamber of Deputies of Italy..... INTERACTIONS: • About understanding - Ideas and observations on cross-cultural communication (Sven Hamrell)... • Mass media et pression idéologique - Le point de vue de Pape Jean-Paul II... • The coffee system - A challenge to Christians (Marcos Arruda)... • Canada: God and Mammon - Churches battle the banks (Antoine Char)... • An innovative service for the popular movements (IBASE)... • United States: Grassroots movement for the 'nuclear freeze' (Cary Sacks)... • The newly industrialized countries: A "sixth pole"? (Pierre Drouin)..... FOOTNOTES / NOTES / NOTAS..... MATERIALS RECEIVED.
    Author/creator: Marc Nerfin (editor)
    Language: English; Français
    Source/publisher: international foundation for development alternatives (IFDA)
    Format/size: pdf (804K)
    Date of entry/update: 25 October 2014


    Title: ifda dossier 29 (May/June 1982)
    Date of publication: June 1982
    Description/subject: CONTENTS: EDITORIAL: Stockholm + 10..... BUILDING BLOCKS: Science and technology capability building in the Third World countries - Some issues (Abdus Salam, B.M. Udgaonkar)... Transnationals, intelligence and development (Steven Dedijer)... Chile - La burguesia emergente (Ricardo Lagos0... Working women in Asia today: The three immobilities (Krishna Ahooja-Patel) ..... MARKINGS: The most urgent priority: The protection of human life (Theo van Boven)..... INTERACTIONS: Ten years after Stockholm: A non-governmental appraisal (Jimoh Omo-Fadaka)... Science and oppression (Claude Alvares)... Technology and equity in black holes (Ward Morehouse)... A critique of development patterns in Mindanao (Eduardo C. Tadem)... Perspectives du dialogue Nord/Sud (Idriss Jazairy)... The EEC's inconsistent development policy (Yôjana Sharma)... Fertilizer import procurement in Asia: A case for collective self-reliance (R. Coster)... Grenada: Women moving forward (Merle Hodge)... Indian women in struggle (Manoshi Mitra)... A women's South-North dialogue..... FOOTNOTES..... MATERIALS RECEIVED.
    Author/creator: Marc Nerfin (editor)
    Language: English; Français; Español
    Source/publisher: international foundation for development alternatives (IFDA)
    Format/size: pdf (1.8MB)
    Date of entry/update: 25 October 2014


    Title: ifda dossier 28 (March/April 1982)
    Date of publication: April 1982
    Description/subject: CONTENTS: INTRODUCTORY NOTE: Beyond Yalta..... BUILDING BLOCKS: Another development in Poland (Piotr Zeydler-Zborowski)... Tradition and modernity in the development of Non-European national cultures (Attila Agh)... The world as a trading place - On cultural presuppositions and effects of the Lomé Convention (Wolf-Dieter Just)... The arms race is incompatible with the NIEO (Inga Thorsson)... The antinuclear-war movement (George Kennan)... Nuclear weapons and the end of democracy (Richard Falk)..... MARKINGS: Development and justice (Alfredo Novak)..... INTERACTIONS: The role of financial policies in the transition to socialism (Stephany Griffith-Jones)... Stratégies alternatives de développement de la région méditerranéenne - Relations entre les stratégies nationales, régionales et mondiales (Samir Amin)... Native Americans' struggle for survival (Mario de Cautin)... Lokayan... Disarm or die..... FOOTNOTES / NOTES / NOTAS.....MATERIALS RECEIVED...... Contributions to the IFDA Dossier are presented under the responsibility of their authors. They are not covered by any copyright. They may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means without permission of the authors or IFDA. In case of reprints acknowledgement of source and receipt of a copy would be appreciated. IFDA Dossier is published bi-monthly.
    Author/creator: Marc Nerfin (editor)
    Language: English; Français; Español
    Source/publisher: international foundation for development alternatives (IFDA)
    Format/size: pdf (1.6MB)
    Date of entry/update: 25 October 2014


    Title: ifda dossier 27 (January/February 1982)
    Date of publication: February 1982
    Description/subject: CONTENTS: INTRODUCTORY NOTE: Year Five .....BUILDING BLOCKS / MATÉRIAUX / LADRILLOS: La participaciôn popular en America Latina (L.A. Gomez de Souza)... The role of anthropologists in rural development (Hari Mohan Mathur)... The internationalisation of production and Trade Union policy (Werner Olle)... The NIEO : An Eastern European point of view (Leon Zurawicki)... Towards a Mediterranean scientific community (Jeremy Boissevain)..... MARKINGS / REPÈRES: No development without peace, no peace without development (Mohammed Bedjaoui)... PMA : Attention aux supercheries (Edgard Pisani).....INTERACTIONS: Foundation for Education with Production... Un réseau de consultants africains (Mukoka Nsenda)... Recife, une proposition politique (Luiz Otavio de Melo Cavalcanti)... Health Action International... The voices of all peoples (Claudette Earle)... The Trade and Development Report (Chakravarthi Raghavan)... Letter (John Knesl)... FOOTNOTES / NOTES / NOTAS.....MATERIAL RECEIVED ..... Contributions to the IFDA Dossier are presented under the responsibility of their authors. They are not covered by any copyright. They may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means without permission of the authors or IFDA. In case of reprint, acknowledgement of source and receipt of a copy would be appreciated. IFDA Dossier is published bi-monthly.
    Author/creator: Marc Nerfin (editor)
    Language: English; Français; Español
    Source/publisher: international foundation for development alternatives (IFDA)
    Format/size: pdf (1.5MB)
    Date of entry/update: 25 October 2014


    Title: ifda dossier 26 (November/December 1981)
    Date of publication: December 1981
    Description/subject: INTRODUCTORY NOTE: CODEV - Communications for Development... Ismail-Sabri Abdalla in jail.....BUILDING BLOCKS / MATÉRIAUX: The Third World in the crisis - Arab Alternative Futures (Ismail-Sabri Abdalla)... Nicaragua 1981: Internai challenges and external threats (M. Arruda)... Alternate development strategies for Koraput (Vinod Vyasulu... Technology, "another education" and development in Africa (Rita 41 Kashopë Dixon Fyle)..... MARKINGS: Development human rights and the rule of law (I.C.J.).....INTERACTIONS: La coopération pour le développement et la paix (Ahmed Ben Salah)... Human rights: the silent victims (Asma Ben Hamida)... Black is the colour of my TV tube (Claude Robinson)... Fear, anxiety and hate we still keep... The new wave of the International Consumer Movement... The politics of the solar age (Hazel Henderson)... Proposal for the creation in Brasil of a centre for the study and promotion of urban and rural alternatives (Manfred A. Max-Neef)..... MATERIAL RECEIVED..... FOOTNOTES / NOTES / NOTAS..... INDEX - Dossiers 17-26.
    Author/creator: Marc Nerfin (editor)
    Language: English; Français
    Source/publisher: international foundation for development alternatives (IFDA)
    Format/size: pdf (1.4MB)
    Date of entry/update: 25 October 2014


    Title: ifda dossier 25 (September/October 1981)
    Date of publication: October 1981
    Description/subject: INTRODUCTORY NOTE: World food day..... BUILDING BLOCKS / MATÉRIAUX: L'emploi des femmes dans une perspective de changements sociaux et de libération des femmes: le cas de l'Afrique (M.A. Savane)... SAM: The Mexican food system... Who is ignorant? Re-thinking food and nutrition education under 31 changing socio-economic conditions (IUNS Workshop)... Breast is best (IBFAN) ..... REPÈRES / MARKINGS: La nouvelle politique française de coopération pour le développement (Jean-Pierre Cot)... Manifesto of Nobel Prize winners..... INTERACTIONS: Third World: the novel as a tool in the search for a new information order (Sonia Mills)... Kuala Juru - a people's cooperative... Towards a new style in North-South relations: the example of alternative tourism (L.A. Dernoi)... Como producir sus propios alimentos en la ciudad: la experiencia de la casa ecologica (Juan Robert)...Interrogations sur le déterminisme du développement (P. Pascallon)...Is the "Arusha Initiative" the answer? (Ali Abdalla Ali)... Alternative possibilities for handling balance of payments and debt crises: a Third World monetary fund (Richard L. Kitchen)... Planetary networking (Hazel Henderson)..... FOOTNOTES / NOTES / NOTAS.
    Author/creator: Marc Nerfin (editor)
    Language: English; Français; Español
    Source/publisher: international foundation for development alternatives (IFDA)
    Format/size: pdf (1.7MB)
    Date of entry/update: 25 October 2014


    Title: ifda dossier 24 (July/August 1981)
    Date of publication: August 1981
    Description/subject: INTRODUCTORY NOTE: Another development in Grenada..... BUILDING BLOCKS / MATÉRIAUX: Self-management as a development alternative: Reflections on the Peruvian experience (Martin J. Scurrah and Mario Padron)... Les enjeux de la vie associative en France (Solange Passaris)... Co-opting Freire: A critical analysis of pseudo-Freirean adult education (Ross Kidd and Krishna Kumar)... Land reforms in West Bengal (D. Bandyopadhyay) ... L'économie algérienne entre l'autonomie et la dépendance 53 (Abdel 1 atif Benachenhou).... MARKINGS: OPEC and the Third World (Ibrahim Shihata).....INTERACTIONS: World conference on the trade union role in development... Arms, the economy, and employment (Mike George)... Economics, development and the consumer (Khor Kok Peng)... Greetings and comments (Anil K. Gupta)... A new world employment plan (Theo Ruyter) ... 'No woman no cry' (Ann R. Mattis)..... MATERIALS RECEIVED..... FOOTNOTES / NOTES / NOTAS.
    Author/creator: Marc Nerfin (editor)
    Language: English; Français
    Source/publisher: international foundation for development alternatives (IFDA)
    Format/size: pdf (1.7MB)
    Date of entry/update: 25 October 2014


    Title: ifda dossier 23 (May/June 1981)
    Date of publication: June 1981
    Description/subject: INTRODUCTORY NOTE:.....BUILDING BLOCKS / MATÉRIAUX: Issues in community organization (K. Constantino-David)... Problématique de l'eau en milieu rural ivoirien et aspects méthodologiques de l'animation rurale (Daniel Kadja)... Las mujeres toman la palabra: Una comunicación alternativa femenina (Adriana Santa Cruz)... Central American dilemma (Pierre Schori)..... MARKINGS: The doomsday clock doser to twelve (Inga Thorsson)..... INTERACTIONS: A proposal for a disarmament strategy of women and other citizens (Hilkka Pietila)... The Itaici message on transnational corporations... Industrialisation of Third World for benefit of TNCs or people?(Chakravarthi Raghavan)... Small fishermen meet at Kuantan, Malaysia (Danieul Mudali)... On ne finit pas d'apprendre (interview de Mahdi Elmandjra)... Un contingent pour la fonction publique? (Vona Friedman)... Le Centre d'études pour le développement africain..... MATERIALS RECEIVED FOR PUBLICATION..... FOOTNOTES / NOTES / NOTAS.
    Author/creator: Marc Nerfin (editor)
    Language: English; Français; Español
    Source/publisher: international foundation for development alternatives (IFDA)
    Format/size: pdf (1.5MB)
    Date of entry/update: 25 October 2014


    Title: ifda dossier 22 (March/April 1981)
    Date of publication: April 1981
    Description/subject: INTRODUCTORY NOTE: Brief for the North-South Summit (Mahbub ul Haq)..... BUILDING BLOCKS / MATÉRIAUX: Development problems in the Scandinavian periphery (Jussi Raumolin)... L'économie cachee: Esquisse d'une problématique (Ignacy Sachs)... Concentration in industrial sector: Achilles' heel of land reform (Kamal Nayan Kabra)... The transition toward self-reliance: Some thoughts on the role of people's organizations (Brian Mac Cali)... Global commons and global wastelands: An idea for unifying the approach to a new world resource transfer system (H.M.R. Brewster)... INTERACTIONS: Donald l'imposteur ou 1'imperialisme raconté aux enfants (Simone Forster)... The political implications of child participation: Steps toward a participatory society (Simón Nicholson and Raymond Lorenzo)... Social-cultural implications for Europe of another development model in the 1980s: A project on participation (NIO Youth, Amsterdam)... Planning for the urban ecosphere (Tjeerd Deelstra)... Projet de création et de fonctionnement d'un atelier d'innovations solidaires (Jean-Claude Hamelet)... Swedish debate on maldevelopment (Nordal Akerman)... Peace Charter (Peter Codogan)... A RANDOM SAMPLE OF SPIN OFFS FROM IFDA DOSSIERS..... MATERIALS RECEIVED FOR PUBLICATION..... FOOTNOTES / NOTES / NOTAS.
    Author/creator: Marc Nerfin (editor)
    Language: English; Français
    Source/publisher: international foundation for development alternatives (IFDA)
    Format/size: pdf (1.5MB)
    Date of entry/update: 25 October 2014


    Title: ifda dossier 21 (January/February 1981)
    Date of publication: February 1981
    Description/subject: INTRODUCTORY NOTE..... BUILDING BLOCKS: Another development with women... Travails of migrant tribal women (D. Bandyopadhyay)... L'AFARD, Une association de femmes "chercheurs"... The women's movement after Copenhagen (Eva Zabolai-Csekme)... Women's international press service (WIPS)... Copenhagen: What are the questions? (Krishna Ahooja-Patel)... Global negotiations: Waiting for Godot? (Juan Somavia)... A new world employment plan (J. Tinbergen, J.M. den Uyl, J.P. Pronk and W. Kok)..... MARKINGS: "New international economic order: What does development really mean to women?" (Lucille M. Mair)..... INTERACTIONS: Brave and angry - the international consumer movement's response to TNCs (Anwar Fazal)... The population fix (Frances Moore Lappe)... Technology: Third World can cure or control diseases with proper drug policies (Chakravarthi Raghavan)... Water and sanitation for all?... Total Warfare against illiteracy in Nicaragua (Marcos Arruda)..... MATERIALS RECEIVED..... FOOTNOTES / NOTES / NOTAS.
    Author/creator: Marc Nerfin (editor)
    Language: English; Français
    Source/publisher: international foundation for development alternatives (IFDA)
    Format/size: pdf (1.5MB)
    Date of entry/update: 25 October 2014


    Title: ifda dossier 20 (November/December 1980)
    Date of publication: December 1980
    Description/subject: INTRODUCTORY NOTE..... BUILDING BLOCKS / MATÉRIAUX: The winds of change - from an information embargo to a national survey of information needs and resources in Egypt (Ossama A. El-Kholy)... Science and technology in India: An alternate perspective (K. Seetharam, V. Shiva and J. Bandyopadhyay)... Quelle industrialisation pour le Tiers Monde? (Abdel 1atif Benachenhou)... Conséquences sociales de l'industrialisation dans les pays du Tiers Monde (Pierre Judet)... Industrial restructuring and development cooperation in the Netherlands (Ben Evers)... Reorienting jute policy in Bangladesh (Qazi K. Ahmad)... Strategies for the future of Africa... Human rights: Bases for a new system of safeguard (Alvaro Bunster)..... INTERACTIONS: Vers un développement participé en milieu urbain (Ben Mahdi Cissé)... Le mouvement de base (Jac de Bruyn et Roger Jacobs)... Les femmes civilisatrices (Diana Senghor)... Les femmes et les jeunes filles de M'Harza (Tunisie centrale) face au changement (A. Ben Choura)... Pugwash and the third system (Kwee Swan-Liat)... The value of energy decisions (Laszlo Bodnar)... Pesticide dumping progress report... Aid that doesn't (Frances Moore Lappé, Joseph Collins and David Kinley)... The lesson from OPEC... A letter from the association of work cooperatives of New South Wales (Australia)... International engineering ethics project ... Méditerranée: Vision, drame, espoir (Mahdi Elmandjra)..... MATERIALS RECEIVED.....FOOTNOTES / NOTES / NOTAS
    Author/creator: Marc Nerfin (editor)
    Language: English; Français; Español
    Source/publisher: international foundation for development alternatives (IFDA)
    Format/size: pdf (2.4MB)
    Date of entry/update: 25 October 2014


    Title: ifda dossier 19 (September/October 1980)
    Date of publication: October 1980
    Description/subject: INTRODUCTORY NOTE..... BUILDING BLOCKS / MATÉRIAUX: Authoritarianism and development: A global perspective (Graciela Chichilnisky, Richard Falk, José Serra)... The neo-fascist state: Notes on the pathology of power in the Third World (Eqbal Ahmad)... Pour une évaluation du projet des journées internationales : Pourquoi est-il nécessaire de le continuer? (F. Whitaker Ferreira) ... Growth and development: The Norwegian experience, 1830-1980 (T. Bergh, T.J. Janish, E. Lange, H.O. Pharo)... Possibilities for voluntary reduction of private consumption and change in lifestyles (Toralf Ekelund)... Toward alternative tourism in Kenya (S.E. Migot-Adholla)... An Asian panorama of peasant oppression (Baljit Malik)... World military expenditures, 1980 ..... MARKINGS: The Arusha initiative: A call for a United Nations conference on international money and finance..... INTERACTIONS: No more Indian seafood (Matanhy Saldanha)... The appropriate technology of food protein (N.W. Pirie)... Lettuce: Food, money, energy (Donald S. Leeper)... Labour movement tourism won't stop multinationals... Expériences... Reactions to previous Dossiers (A.K. Gupta)...A proposal for research on destabilization (André Gunder Frank)... The murder of Walter Rodney: "Don't mourne" (Roy Preiswerk)... L'éviction de Joseph Ki-Zerbo (Jean Ziegler)..... MATERIALS RECEIVED..... FOOTNOTES / NOTES / NOTAS.
    Author/creator: Marc Nerfin editor)
    Language: English; Français
    Source/publisher: international foundation for development alternatives (IFDA)
    Format/size: pdf (2.1MB)
    Date of entry/update: 25 October 2014


    Title: ifda dossier 18 (July/August 1980)
    Date of publication: August 1980
    Description/subject: BUILDING BLOCKS: Value for people: the potential role of a consumer movement in the Third World (Khor Kok Peng)... Haifa (Lynah Hamadeh)... An alternative future for Malta (Peter Serracino Inglott, Grupp Alternattivi)... "Overcompensation or expropriation?" - Foreign investments in the Third World (Maurice A. Odle) ... Cooperation for development in South Asia: a programme of subregional collective self-reliance (Marga Institute)... North-South interdependence, development and trade (G. Chichilnisky)... A review of the North-South negotiating process: Assessment and policy conclusions (Arjun Sengupta and the Centre for Research on the New International Economic Order)... MARCAS EN EL CAMINO:Una perspectiva latinoamericana. Liberación y autonomía en la década del 80 (Juan Somavía)..... INTERACTIONS: Déclaration de Dakar... Quelques remarques sur la maîtrise des besoins (Serge Antoine)... Expériences... Social ecology and dual economy (Joseph Huber)... The myth of private business in Third World countries (A. K. Ventura)... Basic needs, poverty and government policies in Sri Lanka (P. Richards and W. Gooneratne) - A review by Leelananda de Silva... Peasants in power: Alexander Stamboliski and the Bulgarian Agrarian National Union, 1899-1923 (John D. Bell) A review by Andràs Biró... MATERIALS RECEIVED..... FOOTNOTES / NOTES / NOTAS.
    Author/creator: Marc Nerfin (editor)
    Language: English; Français; Español
    Source/publisher: international foundation for development alternatives (IFDA)
    Format/size: pdf (2.2MB)
    Date of entry/update: 25 October 2014


    Title: ifda dossier 17 (May/June 1980)
    Date of publication: June 1980
    Description/subject: BUILDING BLOCKS FOR ALTERNATIVE DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIE - A PROGRESS REPORT FROM THE THIRD SYSTEM PROJECT:- Part I: Alternatives for survivors: * Menace and hope... *The four spaces of development... *Battlefields... *Establishing and enforcing accountability..... Part II : Markings from the process: *The process and the network... *Index of papers published in IFDA Dossier 1 to 16...*annotated list of activities..... Like -previous issues, this IFDA Dossier is not covered by any copyright. Its contents may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means without permission of IFDA. In case of reprint, acknowledgement of source and receipt of a copy would be appreciated. IFDA Dossier is published bi-monthly. This issue is printed in three editions. The French and Spanish editions are scheduled to be mailed in May.
    Author/creator: Marc Nerfin (editor)
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: international foundation for development alternatives (IFDA)
    Format/size: pdf (2.1MB)
    Date of entry/update: 25 October 2014


    Title: ifda dossier 16 (March/April 1980)
    Date of publication: April 1980
    Description/subject: INTRODUCTORY NOTE..... BUILDING BLOCKS / MATÉRIAUX: Arab industrialization strategy based on self-reliance and satisfaction of basic needs (Ismaïl-Sabri Abdalla)... Social transformation in Bangladesh: Realities, constraints, vision and strategy (Quazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad)... The surprises of development in Latin America (F.H. Cardoso)... Building blocks for American restructuring (Exploratory Project for Economic Alternatives)... Alternative relations between Japan and Thailand (Nishikawa Jun)... Third World debt and the international private banks (Samuel Lichtensztejn and José M. Quijano)... Theorie du développement et nouvel ordre économique international (A. Benachenhou)..... MARKINGS: A threefold challenge to the world (Michael Hanley)... INTERACTIONS: WARC-1979: Equity in ether (Chakravarthi Raghavan)... Self-sufficiency - Self-reliance (Sigmund Kvaløy)... Managing the transfer of technology between Third World countries (Alberto Arâoz)... Experiences... A second level of world government (William N. Ellis)... Fishing for the poor - a comment (V.M.A. Hakkim)... The community as an art form... Do African governments care about women? (Fibi Munene)..... FOOTNOTES / NOTES.
    Author/creator: Marc Nerfin (editor)
    Language: English; Français
    Source/publisher: international foundation for development alternatives (IFDA)
    Format/size: pdf (2.1MB)
    Date of entry/update: 25 October 2014


    Title: ifda dossier 15 (January/February 1980)
    Date of publication: February 1980
    Description/subject: INTRODUCTORY NOTE..... BUILDING BLOCKS/MATÉRIAUX: Perception populaire du développement en Afrique occidentale (Environnement et Développement en Afrique, ENDA)... Réduire la surconsommation (Philippe d'Iribarne, CEREBE)... Local action for self-reliant development in Bangladesh (B.K. Jahangir)... Another development for Japan (Nishikawa Jun)... What to do about housing - Its part in another development (John F.C. Turner)... Third World commodity policy at the crossroads: some fundamental issues (Carlos Fortin)... Sovereignty of needs, reversal of unjust enrichment: themes toward another development (José R. Echeverria)..... INTERACTIONS: Selective North-South approaches: a room for mimVNIEO. (Helge Hveeir.)... General remarks on international financial cooperation and resource transfers (Moinuddin Baqai)... Les ressources, l'alimentation, le patrimoine commun, l'industrialisation et la technique (Ben Saliah Kouyaté)... Expériences... Breast is best (Vic Sutton)... Luis Echeverria: Forwards and upwards (Francisco Fernandez Mora)... Development and Human needs (Soedjatmoko)... Towards an endogenous industrialization geared to satisfying the needs of the poor (Abd-el Rahman Khane)..... FOOTNOTES.
    Author/creator: Marc Nerfin (editor)
    Language: English; Français
    Source/publisher: international foundation for development alternatives (IFDA)
    Format/size: pdf (2.4MB)
    Date of entry/update: 25 October 2014


    Title: ifda dossier 14 (December 1979)
    Date of publication: December 1979
    Description/subject: INTRODUCTORY NOTE..... MATÉRIAUX / BUILDING BLOCK: Pour une stratégie globale de la culture et de là communication (Joseph Ki-Zerbo)... From Suez to Panama (Anila Graham)... Fisheries in Asia - People, problems and recommendations (PARC)... Small fishermen in ASEAN countries (Institut Masyarakat)... Debt and development (Juan C. Sanchez Arnau)... Demain aujourd'hui: Expérimentations sociales et changements de styles de vie (Michel Schiray et Silvia Siga1)... Où en est l'animation féminine en Afrique? (AFARD)... Sri Lanka: A national dialogue on development (Godfrey Gunatilleke)..... MARKINGS: A basic need in Asia: Innovative approaches to development (ESCAP)..... INTERACTIONS: Fund-Bank: The emperor has no clothes (Chakravarthi Raghavan)... Western innovative capacity is the latest form of domination (Salah Al-Shaikhly)... The World Bank's 1979 World Development Report (Reginald H. Green)... Reactions to a previous Dossier: Excerpts from a letter (from Gordon Hoke)... Let me speak (Domitila Barrios de Chungara, with Moema Viezzer)... America as a developing country (Richard Falk, ed.)... The corporate crime of the century (Jill Severn)... Latin America: Collective Self-Reliance and international purchasing power (ILET)..... FOOTNOTES / NOTES..... Contributions to the IFDA Dossier are presented under the sole responsibility of their authors. They ape not covered by any copyright. They may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means without permissions of the authors or IFDA. In case of reprint3 acknowledgement of source and receipt of a copy would be appreciated. IFDA Dossier is published monthly.
    Author/creator: Marc Nerfin (editor)
    Language: English; Français
    Source/publisher: international foundation for development alternatives (IFDA)
    Format/size: pdf (2.3MB)
    Date of entry/update: 25 October 2014


    Title: ifda dossier 13 (November 1979)
    Date of publication: November 1979
    Description/subject: INTRODUCTORY NOTE..... BUILDING BLOCKS / MATÉRIAUX: The Scheveningen Report... Marine resources, ocean management and the new international development strategy (Arvid Pardo and Elisabeth Mann Borgese)... L'alimentation mondiale : L'échec des solutions productivistes (Jacques Chonchol)... Alternative scenarios of the Brazilian future (Paul I. Singer)... The strategy of development in Eastern Europe (Silviu Brucan)... Political stability as a basis for another development in Uganda (Patrick Masette Kuuya)..... INTERACTIONS: The promises of Havana (Chakravarthi Raghavan)... The Third World should exercise more economic and political muscle (Gamani Corea)... What development in the North? Some introductory comments (Charles A. Jeanneret-Grosjean)... What development? A Third World viewpoint (Ismai 1-Sabri Abdalla)... Looking into interdependence (Ignacy Sachs)... Pour un autre développement rural (Jacques Chonchol et Graciela Schneier)... Interfutures' alternative futures: The quest for a new improved Cesare Borgia ( Reginal Herbó Id Green)... Michael Zammit-Cutajar on changing the position of an underdeveloped country (Byron Blake and Kenneth Hall)..... FOOTNOTES / NOTES.
    Author/creator: Marc Nerfin (editor)
    Language: English; Français
    Source/publisher: international foundation for development alternatives (IFDA)
    Format/size: pdf (2.4MB)
    Date of entry/update: 25 October 2014


    Title: ifda dossier 12 (October 1979)
    Date of publication: October 1979
    Description/subject: NOTE INTRODUCTIVE..... BUILDING BLOCKS / MATÉRIAUX / LADRILLOS: L'autogestion en France? Esquisses et figures possibles (Olivier Corpet)... A better quality of working life should be accessible to all (Berit Hard)... Development alternatives - Some Canadian signposts (Cathy Starrs)... India's development strategy: Crisis and conflict (Ranjit Sau)... Hoy Chile es una sombra de lo que fué: Perspectivas para otro desarrollo (Juan Somavía and Enrique Ponce de León)... Law and legal resources in the mobilization of the rural poor for self-reliant development (ICLD)... Socio-cultural investments within the international political economy of North-South relations (Karl P. Sauvant and Bernard Mennis)..... MARKINGS: The cultural roots of another development (Rajni Kothari)... INTERACTIONS: North-South workers' solidarity Un commentaire sur les intérêts mutuels Nord-Sud (Yves Berthelot)... Economic development of Sudbury: The "Triple S" strategy (Narasim Katary)... Sur la complémentarité de la médecine traditionnelle et de la médecine occidentale (Nguyen Ngoc-Hanh)... Orientation of scientific research to development and human needs (Ignacy Malecki)... Purari. Overpowering Papua New Guinea? (Robin Burns)... Reactions to previous Dossiers: Excerpts from a letter (Anil K. Gupta)..... FOOTNOTES / NOTES.
    Author/creator: Marc Nerfin (editor)
    Language: English; Français; Español
    Source/publisher: international foundation for development alternatives (IFDA)
    Format/size: pdf (2.5MB)
    Date of entry/update: 25 October 2014


    Title: ifda dossier 11 (September 1979)
    Date of publication: September 1979
    Description/subject: NOTE INTRODUCTIVE..... BUILDING BLOCKS / MATÉRIAUX / LADRILLOS: L'autogestion en France? Esquisses et figures possibles (Olivier Corpet)... A better quality of working life should be accessible to all (Berit Hard)... Development alternatives - Some Canadian signposts (Cathy Starrs)... India's development strategy: Crisis and conflict (Ranjit Sau)... Hoy Chile es una sombra de lo que fué: Perspectivas para otro desarrollo (Juan Somavía and Enrique Ponce de León)... Law and legal resources in the mobilization of the rural poor for self-reliant development (ICLD)... Socio-cultural investments within the international political economy of North-South relations (Karl P. Sauvant and Bernard Mennis)..... MARKINGS: The cultural roots of another development (Rajni Kothari)..... INTERACTIONS . North-South workers' solidarity... Un commentaire sur les intérêts mutuels Nord-Sud (Yves Berthelot)... Economic development of Sudbury: The "Triple S" strategy (Narasim Katary)... Sur la complémentarité de la médecine traditionnelle et de la médecine occidentale (Nguyen Ngoc-Hanh)... Orientation of scientific research to development and human needs (Ignacy Malecki)... Purari. Overpowering Papua New Guinea? (Robin Burns)... Reactions to previous Dossiers: Excerpts from a letter (Anil K. Gupta)..... FOOTNOTES / NOTES.
    Author/creator: Marc Nerfin (editor)
    Language: English; Français; Español
    Source/publisher: international foundation for development alternatives (IFDA)
    Format/size: pdf (2.4MB)
    Date of entry/update: 25 October 2014


    Title: ifda dossier 10 (August 1979)
    Date of publication: August 1979
    Description/subject: INTRODUCTORY NOTE... BUILDING BLOCKS: A balance sheet of Third World-Canada relations (North-South Institute)... Relations économiques Suisse-Tiers Monde (Philippe Berberat et Hilmar Stetter)... Relations between Sweden and the Third World (Birgitta Nygren)... Un France nouvelle: Ses orientations dans ses rapports avec le Tiers Monde (Ngo Manh Lan et Michel Beaud)... Environment and development strategies (Fundación Bari loche)... The Arab world: An eligible case for collective self-reliance (Ahmad A. Shalaby)... The international repression trade (Michael T. Klare)... Can they do it: Participation of NGOs of Third World countries in NIEO-oriented projects (J.S. Szuszkiewicz)..... MARKINGS: Latin America: Broadening the social impact of growth (Enrique Iglesias)..... INTERACTIONS: Culture is the hardest of all (D. Paul Schafer)... A note on understanding participation process in organization system design (Nitish R. De)... Reactions to previous Dossiers - excerpts from a letter (Gordon Hoke)... A better informed world - how can we meet the need? (Arne Fjortoft)... Technology planning in Third World countries: Undue economism? (Frank Long)... I PS/1 FDA special UNCTAD V coverage..... FOOTNOTES / NOTAS.
    Author/creator: Marc Nerfin (editor)
    Language: English; Français; Español
    Source/publisher: international foundation for development alternatives (IFDA)
    Format/size: pdf (2MB)
    Date of entry/update: 25 October 2014


    Title: ifda dossier 9 (July 1979)
    Date of publication: July 1979
    Description/subject: INTRODUCTORY NOTE..... BUILDING BLOCKS / MATÉRIAUX: 'Depaysanisation' on développement rural? Un choix lourd de conséquences (Ismail-Sabri Abdalla)... Rural poverty and development alternatives in South and South-East Asia: Some policy issues (Ajit K. Ghose and Keith Griffin)... "Somebody wants to develop me" (András Biró)... Towards Third World collective self-reliance (Edgardo A. Floto)... Economic cooperation among Third World countries: The conceptual and institutional framework (P.B. Karandawela)... A sustainable development strategy (Nancy K. Hetzel)... Mobilization of international development finance: Automaticity and the incremental approach (Horst Paul Wiesebach)..... MARKINGS: Prebisch at UNCTAD V: A reappraisal of development strategies... UNCTAD V, despite its failure, will prove to be a milestone in global structural change (An interview of Jan Pronk by Chakravarthi Raghavan)..... INTERACTIONS: Participation of rural poor in rural development (Prayag Mehta)... Surviving in rural Asia: An exhibit (John Friedmann)... Philippines church groups call for international social justice through self-reliance of Third World countries..... FOOTNOTES / NOTES.
    Author/creator: Marc Nerfin (editor)
    Language: English; Français; Español
    Source/publisher: international foundation for development alternatives (IFDA)
    Format/size: pdf (1,9MB)
    Date of entry/update: 25 October 2014


    Title: ifda dossier 8 (June 1979)
    Date of publication: June 1979
    Description/subject: INTRODUCTORY NOTE..... BUILDING BLOCKS / LADRILLOS: Estrategia internacional del desarrollo y comunicación: Perspectivas para los años 80 (I LET); The functioning of the international mass media (András Biró)... Financing the development of science and technology in the Third World (Francisco R. Sagasti)... Changing the position of an underdeveloped country: The case of Jamaica (Byron Blake and Kenneth Hall); Jamaican foreign policy: Interaction from an IFDA islander (Michael Zammit-Cutajar)... An integrated programme for finance and aid (Graham Bird)..... MARKINGS: Societal framework for economic development (Moinnudin Baqai)..... INTERACTIONS: The development policy of the Federal Republic of Germany and the concept of another development (Uwe Holtz)... Grassroot initiatives for the welfare of "last men" (Shri Sanat Mehta)... Recherche scientifique et développement économique (Mahdi Elmanjra)... Otro desarrollo e el tercer sector (Henry Pease Garcia)... A Communist alternative for Eastern Europe? (Ignacy Sachs)... Social development and the International Development Strategy (UNRISD)... INDEX OF PAPERS PUBLISHED IN IFDA DOSSIERS 1 TO 8..... FOOTNOTES..... "Contributions to the IFDA Dossier are presented under the sole responsibility of their authors. They are not covered by any copyright. They may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means without permission of the authors or IFDA. In case of reprint, acknowledgement of source and receipt of a copy would be appreciated."
    Author/creator: Marc Nerfin (editor)
    Language: English; Français; Español
    Source/publisher: international foundation for development alternatives (IFDA)
    Format/size: pdf (1.5MB)
    Date of entry/update: 25 October 2014


    Title: ifda dossier 7 (May 1979)
    Date of publication: May 1979
    Description/subject: INTRODUCTORY NOTE..... BUILDING BLOCKS / MATÉRIAUX: Secteur public et stratégies de développement (Ismaîl-Sabri Abdalla)... Collective self-reliance - The case of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) (Kenneth Hall & Byron Blake)... Vers la démystification de la nouvelle magie blanche: le cas de l'industrie zaïroise du cuivre (Ilunga Ilunkamba)... Can Sweden be shrunk? (Nordal Akerman)... Power resources - The five controls (Celso Furtado)... MARKINGS . Africa towards the year 2000 (Report of an OAU/ECA symposium, by Albert Tévoédjrè)..... INTERACTIONS: A new strategy for urban development (Jaime Lerner)... Water planning and management - An alternative view (Jimoh Omo-Fadaka)... Lemmata of another development (Stelios Kafandaris)... Pour un rééquilibre de l'information, outil d'aide à la décision (Jean Masini)... Agricultural co-operatives in Vietnam - Which lessons to draw (Lan Phuong)... Common Fund, uncommon technology and Manila (Chakravarthi Raghavan)... On national brotherhood-relations: Norway-Tanzania (Egil A. Wyller)... Global security through disarmament and development (Inga Thorsson)..... FOOTNOTES.
    Author/creator: Marc Nerfin (editor)
    Language: English; Français; Español
    Source/publisher: international foundation for development alternatives (IFDA)
    Format/size: pdf (1.8MB)
    Date of entry/update: 25 October 2014


    Title: ifda dossier 6 (April 1979)
    Date of publication: April 1979
    Description/subject: NOTE D'INTRODUCTION..... BUILDING BLOCKS / MATÉRIAUX / LADRILLOS: Health and population control in the Sixth Plan of India (D. Banerji) and Toward a new world health order (Stig Andersen)... Perú y el otro desarrollo (DESCO)... Another Britain (James Robertson)... De l'avenir des relations économiques internationales (Samir Amin)... Who benefits from European Economic Community's trade preferences? (Vagn Kjellberg)... Public opinion and information on Third World relations in Norway, Sweden and the Netherlands (Kristen Ringdal)..... INTERACTIONS: Eloheh, or the council of the universe (Jimmie Durham)... Industrialization as part of a self-reliance strategy (Shann Turnbull)... Towards solidarity contracts - the Tévoédjrè concept articulated (Reginald Herbold Green)... What is a strategy? (Johan Galtung)... Pour une expérience' de coopération exemplaire (Ahmed Ben Salah)... A letter from California (John Friedmann)..... FOOTNOTES.
    Author/creator: Marc Nerfin (editor)
    Language: English; Français; Español
    Source/publisher: international foundation for development alternatives (IFDA)
    Format/size: pdf (1.6MB)
    Date of entry/update: 25 October 2014


    Title: ifda dossier 5 (March 1979)
    Date of publication: March 1979
    Description/subject: INTRODUCTORY NOTE..... BUILDING BLOCKS / MATÉRIAUX: Bhoomi Sena - A struggle for people's power (G.V.S. de Silva, N. Mehta, A. Rahman, P. Wignaraja)... Strategies of implementation of rural development programmes in India (T.K. Moulik)... Choix énergétiques et choix de société (Jean-Charles Hourcade)... The International Monetary Fund, the international monetary system and the periphery (E.A. Brett)... Gold, the International Monetary Fund the the Third World (Leelananda de Silva)..... MARKINGS: Unity for a new order (Julius K. Nyerere)..... INTERACTIONS: Towards the New International Order through collective self-reliance and a strategy of negotiation and confrontation (Chakravarthi Raghavan)... Eradication of poverties (Carlos A. Mallmann)... Village industrialization as a key component in integrated rural development (Vivian Craddock Williams)... A (Norwegian) grassroot view of the preparations for a new international development strategy (Grethe Vaerno)... The World Bank (Joseph Collins and Frances Moore Lappé) with a comment by B.A. Jenny..... FOOTNOTES / NOTES.
    Author/creator: Marc Nerfin (editor)
    Language: English; Français
    Source/publisher: international foundation for development alternatives (IFDA)
    Format/size: pdf (2.1MB)
    Date of entry/update: 25 October 2014


    Title: ifda dossier 4 (February 1979)
    Date of publication: February 1979
    Description/subject: INTRODUCTORY NOTE..... ON-GOING PROJECTS..... BUILDING BLOCKS: Notes on a political preamble for another development strategy (Michael Zammit Cutajar)... Science and technology for self-reliant development (Ann Mattis)... All India Convention of people's science movements (Md Anisur Rahman)... Science and technology policies for development:a review of problems and issues (Francisco Sagasti)..... MARKINGS: We all need a new international order (Jan Pronk)... The solidarity of the international labour movement as an essential element in the establishment of a new international order (Edmond Maire)... Reflections on "Science for social revolution" (Md Anisur Rahman)..... INTERACTIONS: Hard options now or harder options later (Chakravarthi Raghavan)... How long must we wait? (Shridath S. Ramphal)... Interdependence must be based on equality (Thorvald Stoltenberg)... Dear Willy... (Harlan Cleveland)... Development cooperation: the 1978 DAC report (Leelananda de Silva)... The perversion of science and technology: an indictment..... FOOTNOTES.
    Author/creator: Marc Nerfin (editor)
    Language: English; Français; Español
    Source/publisher: international foundation for development alternatives (IFDA)
    Format/size: pdf (1.5MB)
    Date of entry/update: 25 October 2014


    Title: ifda dossier 3 (January 1979)
    Date of publication: January 1979
    Description/subject: INTRODUCTORY NOTE..... BUILDING BLOCKS: Development as liberation: Policy lessons from case studies (Denis Goulet)... Decentralization and self-reliance in an agrarian economy (Amit Bhaduri)... La commercialisation des produits agricoles, facteur de développement rural (Florentin Agoua)... The religion and traditional values in development in the 80s, with specific reference to the Sarvodaya Movement (A.T. Ariyaratna)... How do we get there? Transition strategies towards another development in the North (Ignacy Sachs)... Aménagement du temps et stratégies du développement (Claude Paturle)..... INTERACTIONS: Technology, domestic distribution and North-South relations (Béat Jenny)... The UNCTAD scene (Chakravarthi Raghavan)... Small Fishermen's Charter - Employment through craft production: Opportunities for women in Bangladesh (Hameeda Hossain)... Aménagement social du temps: Un enjeu pour le changement des styles de vie dans les pays industrialisés (Michel Schiray)..... FOOTNOTES.
    Author/creator: Marc Nerfin (editor)
    Language: English; Français; Español
    Source/publisher: international foundation for development alternatives (IFDA)
    Format/size: pdf (1.3MB)
    Date of entry/update: 24 October 2014


    Title: ifda dossier 2 (November 1978)
    Date of publication: November 1978
    Description/subject: INTRODUCTORY NOTE..... ON-GOING PROJECTS; BUILDING BLOCKS: Crises of maldevelopment in the North: A way out (Ignacy Sachs)... The unimportance of full employment (Gunnar Adler-Karlsson)... Industrialization strategies and policies, (Francois Le Guay).... Basic Human Needs: A strategic conceptualization toward another development, (Reginald Herbold Green).....INTERACTIONS: Unheard voices (Leelanandade Silva)... The IBRD World Development Report (Reginald Herbold Green)... The CDP Approach to a New Strategy (Leelananda de Silva)... The UN Conference on Technical Cooperation among Developing Countries (Chakravarthi Raghavan)..... FOOTNOTES.
    Author/creator: Marc Nerfin (editor)
    Language: English; Français; Español
    Source/publisher: international foundation for development alternatives (IFDA)
    Format/size: pdf (1.3MB)
    Date of entry/update: 24 October 2014


    Title: ifda dossier 1 - English (January 1978)
    Date of publication: January 1978
    Description/subject: I Introduction: A. Objectives and terms of reference ... B. Background... C. Scope and approach..... II Method of work and organization... A. A mutually educating dialogue... B. Inputs and outputs; timing... C. People and structure..... III An illustrative and tentative list of topics: A. Strategies of transition ... B. Third World collective self-reliance... C. Negotiation of contractual arrangements..... Annex 1 The International Foundation for Development Alternatives..... Annex 2 Members of the Steering Committee, members of the IFDA secretariat, and Senior Scientific Adviser..... To Conclude
    Author/creator: Marc Nerfin (editor)
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: international foundation for development alternatives (IFDA)
    Format/size: pdf (1.3MB)
    Date of entry/update: 24 October 2014


    Title: ifda dossier 1 - français (January 1978)
    Date of publication: January 1978
    Description/subject: Introduction: A. Objectifs et mandat... B. Origine du projet... C. Portée et démarche..... II Méthode de travail et organisation: A. Un dialogue mutuellement enrichissant... B. Apports et résultats; calendrier... C. Animateurs et structures..... III Liste provisoire et illustrative de thèmes: A. Stratégies de transition... B. Autonomie collective du Tiers Monde... C. Négociation d'arrangements contractuels..... Annexe 1 La Fondation internationale pour un autre développement..... Annexe 2 Membres du Comité directeur, membres du secrétariat de la FIPAD et Conseiller scientifique..... Pour conclure.
    Author/creator: Marc Nerfin (editeur)
    Language: Français, French
    Source/publisher: fondation internationale pour un autre développement
    Format/size: pdf (1.5MB)
    Date of entry/update: 25 October 2014


  • Sustainable/alternative development for Burma

    Websites/Multiple Documents

    Title: Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation web site
    Description/subject: Documents on alternative development, including specifically on Burma.
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation
    Date of entry/update: 23 January 2005


    Title: Dag Hammarskjold Foundation -- Burma Seminars
    Description/subject: Another development for Burma: Strengthening the capacity within the Burmese democracy movement for meeting future development challenges has been a recent major initiative. New capacity building activities will seek to strengthen further the democratic forces in the world...plus other related material
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: Dag Hammarskold Foundation
    Format/size: html
    Date of entry/update: 04 December 2009


    Title: Karen Environmental and Social Action Network (KESAN)
    Description/subject: ABOUT KESAN: "KESAN is a community based organisation with a central office in Chiang Mai, Thailand. We implement project activities on the Thai Burma border and in Karen and Kachin states in Burma. For the past eight years we have been working towards improving rural livelihood security using an approach that empowers and educates communities and institutions to sustain existing indigenous knowledge and practices to use and manage forest resources for the long term benefit of the community. KESAN also plays a leading role in addressing environmental and development concerns in environmental law and policy formulation in preparation for the post transition period in Burma. KESAN networks with local, regional and international organisations towards increased recognition of local and indigenous peoples rights to use and manage their natural resources for sustainable development. Vision Karen indigenous people in Burma live peacefully in a healthy environment and actively participate in maintaining ecological balance and livelihood security. Mission KESAN is a local organization working alongside local communities in Karen State and Kachin State, Burma to build up capacities in natural resource management, raise public environmental awareness, support community-based development initiatives; and collaborate with organizations at all levels to advocate for environment policies and development priorities that ensure sustainable ecological, social, cultural and economic benefits and gender equity . Objectives 1. To enhance capacities of local communities and community-based organizations to enable activities for environmental protection and social development 2. To develop indigenous environmental education and materials to increase children and youth awareness and participation in environmental protection 3. To support community-based development initiatives to preserve our environment, cultures and traditional livelihoods 4. To advocate for environment policies and practices and development priorities that are environmentally friendly, socially equitable, culturally beneficial and economically viable 5. To systematize and scale up ongoing efforts to mainstream a gender perspective in all aspects of KESANs program of work."
    Language: English, Karen
    Source/publisher: Karen Environmental and Social Action Network (KESAN)
    Format/size: html
    Date of entry/update: 19 November 2009


    Title: Need-Burma : Network for Environment and Economic Development
    Description/subject: ABOUT US: Message from Executive Director; Who We Are; History of NEED; Ecological Crisis in Burma; Why Sustainable Agriculture?; Volunteer... OUR PROJECTS: Model Farm (MF); MF - Our Approach; MF - Activities; MF - Blog; MFI School (MFI); MFI - Overview; MFI - Apply; MFI - FAQ; MFI - Calendar; Village Level Capacity Building (VCB); VCB - Skill Development; VCB - Alumni Activities...RESOURCES & PUBLICATIONS: NEED Publications; NEED Videos; Photo Gallery; Alumni Resources; Related Publications; Resource Links; Contact Us; Donate Now; Sitemap; NEED Feeds; NEED Brochure - "Growing Food, Sharing Knowledge"
    Language: English, Burmese
    Source/publisher: Need-Burma
    Format/size: html
    Date of entry/update: 14 March 2012


    Title: OBL's Environment section
    Description/subject: This section contains several articles and reports on economic and enviromental sustainability in Burma
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: Online Burma/Myanmar Library
    Date of entry/update: 23 January 2005


    Title: [JICA] Activities in Myanmar
    Description/subject: Development Study on Sustainable Agricultural and Rural Development for Poverty Reduction Programme in the Central Dry Zone
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
    Format/size: html
    Date of entry/update: 01 January 2010


    Individual Documents

    Title: Access Denied - Land Rights and Ethnic Conflict in Burma
    Date of publication: May 2013
    Description/subject: The reform process in Burma/Myanmar by the quasi-civilian government of President Thein Sein has raised hopes that a long overdue solution can be found to more than 60 years of devastating civil war... Burma’s ethnic minority groups have long felt marginalized and discriminated against, resulting in a large number of ethnic armed opposition groups fighting the central government – dominated by the ethnic Burman majority – for ethnic rights and autonomy. The fighting has taken place mostly in Burma’s borderlands, where ethnic minorities are most concentrated. Burma is one of the world’s most ethnically diverse countries. Ethnic minorities make up an estimated 30-40 percent of the total population, and ethnic states occupy some 57 percent of the total land area and are home to poor and often persecuted ethnic minority groups. Most of the people living in these impoverished and war-torn areas are subsistence farmers practicing upland cultivation. Economic grievances have played a central part in fuelling the civil war. While the central government has been systematically exploiting the natural resources of these areas, the money earned has not been (re)invested to benefit the local population... Conclusions and Recommendations: The new land and investment laws benefit large corporate investors and not small- holder farmers, especially in ethnic minority regions, and do not take into account land rights of ethnic communities. The new ceasefires have further facilitated land grabbing in conflict-affected areas where large development projects in resource-rich ethnic regions have already taken place. Many ethnic organisations oppose large-scale economic projects in their territories until inclusive political agreements are reached. Others reject these projects outright. Recognition of existing customary and communal tenure systems in land, water, fisheries and forests is crucial to eradicate poverty and build real peace in ethnic areas; to ensure sustainable livelihoods for marginalized ethnic communities affected by decades of war; and to facilitate the voluntary return of IDPs and refugees. Land grabbing and unsustainable business practices must halt, and decisions on the allocation, use and management of natural resources and regional development must have the participation and consent of local communities. Local communities must be protected by the government against land grabbing. The new land and investment laws should be amended and serve the needs and rights of smallholder farmers, especially in ethnic regions.
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: Transnational Institute (TNI), Burma Centre Netherlands
    Format/size: pdf (161K-OBL version; 3.22MB-original)
    Alternate URLs: http://www.tni.org/sites/www.tni.org/files/download/accesdenied-briefing11.pdf
    Date of entry/update: 14 May 2013


    Title: Accessible Alternatives: Ethnic Communities' Contribution to Social Development and Environmental Conservation in Burma (Burmese)
    Date of publication: September 2009
    Description/subject: ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံသဘာဝပတ္ဝန္းက်င္အလုပ္အဖြဲ႔ (စက္တင္ဘာ ၂ဝဝ၉)...ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံ သဘာဝပတ္ဝန္းက်င္ အလုပ္အဖြဲ႔ (BEWG) အေၾကာင္း… အစီရင္ခံစာ အက်ဥ္းခ်ဳပ္… ေနရာအမည္မ်ားႏွင့္ ေငြေၾကး အေခၚအေဝၚမွတ္စုမ်ား … ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံေျမပံုႏွင့္ ျဖစ္ရပ္မွန္ေလ့လာမႈေဒသမ်ား … နိဒါန္း … ရခိုင္ျပည္နယ္… ေျမလွန္ပစ္ျခင္း။ ဒီေရေတာမ်ား ဖ်က္ဆီး ပစ္ျခင္းႏွင့္ ေဒသခံကမ္းရိုးတမ္း လူမႈ အသုိက္အဝန္းမ်ား အေပၚ သက္ေရာက္ မႈမ်ား။ သဘာဝပတ္ဝန္းက်င္ႏွင့္ စီးပြားေရးဖြံၿဖိဳး တိုးတက္မႈ လုပ္ငန္းကြန္ယက္ (NEED-Burma)… တရုတ္ ေရနံရွာေဖြ တူးေဖာ္ျခင္း ၿခိမ္းေျခာက္မႈကို ခံေန ရေသာ မိရိုးဖလာ ေရနံတြင္းတူးသူမ်ား… အာရ္ရကန္ ေရနံေစာင့္ၾကည့္ ေလ့လာေရးအဖြဲ႔ (AOW)… ကခ်င္ျပည္နယ္ ကခ်င္ ရိုးရာ တုိင္းရင္းေဆး လုပ္ငန္း အစီအစဥ္၊ သဘာဝပတ္ဝန္းက်င္ ထိန္း သိမ္းျခင္းႏွင့္ ဝင္ေငြဖန္တည္းျခင္း အတြက္ အခြင့္ အလမ္းမ်ားဖန္တီးျခင္း။ ပန္ကခ်င္လူမႈအသိုက္အဝန္း ဖြံ႔ၿဖဳိးတိုးတက္ေရးအဖြဲ႔ (PKDS)… ဟူးေကာင္း ခ်ိဳင့္ဝွမ္း က်ားထိန္းသိမ္းေရး နယ္ေျမရွိ ကခ်င္ျပည္သူမ်ား အခန္းက႑၊ ကခ်င္ ဖြံ႔ၿဖိဳးတိုးတက္ေရး လုပ္ငန္းကြန္ယက္အဖြဲ႔ (KDNG) … ကရင္ျပည္နယ္ အတြင္းရိွ။ သဘာဝ ပတ္ဝန္းက်င္ ကာကြယ္ေစာင့္ ေရွာက္ျခင္း။ ဌာေန တုိင္းရင္း သားမ်ား အသိပညာ ႏွင့္ အသက္ေမြးဝမ္းေက်ာင္းမႈ၊ သဘာဝ ပတ္ဝန္းက်င္ ထိန္းသိမ္းေသာ လူမႈအသိုက္အဝန္းတစ္ခု ကိုေလ့လာျခင္း၊ ကရင္သဘာဝ ပတ္ဝန္းက်င္ ႏွင့္ လူမႈေရး လႈပ္ရွားမႈ ကြန္ယက္ (KESAN) … ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံ သဘာဝ ပတ္ဝန္းက်င္ အလုပ္အဖြဲ႔ ကရင္ျပည္ နယ္ ေျမာက္ ဘက္ျခမ္း အတြင္း အစားအစာ လံုၿခံဳမႈ ႏွင့္ ေဒသခံ ျပည္သူမ်ား ရင္ဆိုင္ ေျဖရွင္းျခင္း နည္းလမ္းမ်ား အေပၚၿခိမ္းေျခာက္မႈမ်ား။ ကရင္သဘာဝ ပတ္ဝန္းက်င္ ႏွင့္ လူမႈေရး လႈပ္ရွားမႈ ကြန္ယက္ (KESAN)… ပဲခူးတိုင္း။ ေရႊက်င္ၿမိဳ႔နယ္အတြင္း ေရႊတူးေဖာ္ျခင္း။ ေျမကမာၻအခြင့္အေရး(EarthRights International)… ႏွစ္ျမဳပ္ပစ္လိုက္ျခင္း - တာဆန္းေရကာတာ ႏွင့္ ေဒသခံ ရွမ္းလူမႈအသိုက္ အဝန္းႏွင့္သဘာဝ ပတ္ဝန္းက်င္အေပၚ သက္ေရာက္မႈ။ ရွမ္းသဘာဝ ပတ္ဝန္းက်င္ထိန္းသိမ္းေရး အဖြဲ႔ (Sapawa)… မူးယစ္ေဆးဝါး တိုင္းျပည္ တည္ေဆာက္ျခင္း ႏွင့္ သႏာၱေက်ာက္တန္း ေဖာက္ခြဲျခင္း။ ညံ့ဖ်င္းသည့္ ႏိုင္ငံေတာ္က ေက်ာေထာက္ ေနာက္ခံ ျပဳ ထားေသာ ဖြံၿဖိဳး တိုးတက္ေရး လုပ္ငန္း စီမံခ်က္မ်ားႏွင့္ လားဟူ ျပည္သူမ်ားအေပၚ သက္ေရာက္မႈမ်ား။ လားဟူအမ်ိဳးသား ဖြံ႔ၿဖိဳးတိုးတက္ေရးအဖြဲ႔ (LNDO)…
    Language: Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
    Source/publisher: Burma Environmental Working Group (BEWG)
    Format/size: pdf (5.46MB)
    Date of entry/update: 12 February 2012


    Title: Accessible Alternatives: Ethnic Communities' Contribution to Social Development and Environmental Conservation in Burma (English)
    Date of publication: September 2009
    Description/subject: CONTENTS Acknowledgments ...About BEWG ... Executive Summary... Notes on Place Names and Currency... Burma Map & Case Study Areas ... Introduction ..... Arakan State: Cut into the Ground: The Destruction of Mangroves and its Impacts on Local Coastal Communities (Network for Environmental and Economic Development - Burma)... Traditional Oil Drillers Threatened by China�s Oil Exploration (Arakan Oil Watch)..... Kachin State: Kachin Herbal Medicine Initiative: Creating Opportunities for Conservation and Income Generation (Pan Kachin Development Society) ... The Role of Kachin People in the Hugawng Valley Tiger Reserve (Kachin Development Networking Group) ..... Karen State: Environmental Protection, Indigenous Knowledge and Livelihood in Karen State: A Focus on Community Conserved Areas (Karen Environmental and Social Action Network) ... Threats to Food Security and Local Coping Strategies in Northern Karen State (Karen Environmental and Social Action Network) ... Gold Mining in Shwegyin Township, Pegu Division (EarthRights International) ..... Shan State: Drowned Out: The Tasang Dam and its Impacts on Local Shan Communities and the Environment (Shan Sapawa Environmental Organization) ... Building up of the Narco-State and Reef Blasting: Failed State-Sponsored Development Projects and their Impacts on the Lahu People (Lahu National Development Organization)
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: Burma Environmental Working Group (BEWG)
    Format/size: pdf (2.3MB - OBL version; 7.3MB - original)
    Alternate URLs: http://www.kesan.asia/Resources/bewg_report.pdf
    Date of entry/update: 04 December 2009


    Title: Community Agriculture Handbook
    Date of publication: June 2009
    Language: Karen
    Source/publisher: Karen Environmental and Social Action Network (KESAN)
    Format/size: pdf (1.7MB)
    Date of entry/update: 19 November 2009


    Title: ANOTHER DEVELOPMENT FOR BURMA: Priorities in Transition / ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံဖြံ႔ၿဖိဳးတိုးတက္ေရးအျခားနည္းလမ္း - အသြင္ကူးေျပာင္းေရးအ
    Date of publication: 2004
    Description/subject: Preface ... Introduction ... The Dag Hammarskjold Foundation and Another Development"... Kjell-Ake Nordquist: "Priorities in Transition and Post-Transitional Challenges" ... Walden Bello: "International Institutions, Transnational Corporations and Globalisation: Future Challenges and Alternative Perspectives" ... Sheila Coronel: "The Role of Media in the Struggle for Democracy, the Role of Media during Transition and the Right to Know" ... Emilia Pires: "Strategies for Development - Experiences from East Timor" ... International Resource Persons..... အမွာစကား ... နိဒါန္း ... “ဒက္ဟမ္မားရိးေဖာင္ေဒးရွင္းႏွင့္ ဖြံ႔ၿဖိဳးတိုးတက္ေရးအတြက္ အျခားနည္းလမ္း ေဟာေျပာ တင္ျပခ်က္မ်ား ၏အက်ဥ္းခ်ဳပ္” ... “အသြင္ကူးေျပာင္းေရးတြင္ ဦးစားေပးေဆာင္ရြက္ ရမည့္ အခ်က္မ်ားႏွင့္ အသြင္ကူးေျပာင္းျပီးေနာက္ ေတြ႔ႀကံဳရ မည့္ ျပႆနာစိမ္ေခၚခ်က္မ်ား” ... “ႏိုင္ငံတကာအဖြဲ႔အစည္း မ်ား၊ ႏိုင္ငံေဘာင္ေက်ာ္ေကာ္ပိုေရးရွင္းႀကီးမ်ားႏွင့္ ဂလိုဘယ္လိုက္ေဇးရွင္း၊ အနာဂတ္ျပႆနာစိန္ေခၚခ်က္မ်ားႏွင့္ အျခားအျမင္ရေဒါင့္မ်ား” ... “ဒီမိုကေရစီတိုက္ပြဲတြင္း မီဒီယာ၏အခန္းက႑၊ အသြင္ကူးေျပာင္းေရးကာလအတြင္း မီဒီယာ၏ အခန္းက႑ႏွင့္ ျပည္သူလူထု၏ သတင္းမ်ားရရွိပိုင္ခြင့္”... “ဖြံ႔ၿဖိဳးတိုးတက္ေရး မဟာဗ်ဴဟာမ်ား၊ အေရွ႔တီေမာ အေတြ႔အႀကံဳ” ... “ႏိုင္ငံတကာမွ ဖိတ္ၾကားေဟာေျပာေစေသာပညာရွင္မ်ား”
    Language: English/Burmese
    Source/publisher: Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation
    Format/size: pdf (397K)
    Date of entry/update: 04 October 2012


    Title: ANOTHER DEVELOPMENT FOR BURMA'
    Date of publication: 12 January 2003
    Description/subject: Report from the High-Level Seminar...Table of contents: Introduction; The Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation and Another development; Summary of presentations; Kjell-Åke Nordquist of the Peace and Conflict Research Department at Uppsala University: 'Priorities in Transition' and �Post-Transitional Challenges'; Walden Bello of Focus on the Global South: �International Institutions, Transnational Corporations and Globalisation – Future Challenges and Alternative Perspectives'; Sheila Coronel of the Philippine Centre for Investigative Journalism: 'The Role of Media in the Struggle for Democracy', �The Role of Media During Transition' and �The Right to Know'; Emilia Pires of the Ministry of Planning and Finances of East Timor: 'Strategies for Development '; Appendix I, Programme; Appendix II, International Resource Persons; Appendix III, List of Participants...
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation
    Format/size: pdf
    Date of entry/update: 23 January 2005