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Welfare Reform on the Web (August 2004): Community Regeneration and Development - Overseas

HEARING SILENCED VOICES: DEVELOPING COMMUNITY WITH AN ADVISORY COMMITTEE

W.E. Thurston and others

Development in Practice, vol.14, 2004, p.481-494

Paper describes the experiences of an advisory committee which undertook the task of developing an educational kit responding to the sexual assault of women with communication disabilities who are non-verbal. It illustrates the challenges involved in engaging diverse participants through an advisory committee and identifies lessons from their experiences. The committee used participatory evaluation to monitor their work. This process revealed constraints on their reaching their emancipatory goals which had previously been hidden.

WHEN DO COMMUNITIES KNOW BEST? UNICEF'S SEARCH FOR RELEVANT SOCIAL INDICATORS IN ZIMBABWE

G. Kararach

Development in Practice, vol.14, 2004, p.569-573

Describes UNICEF Zimbabwe's experience of working with local communities to define reliable and timely social indictors of the impact of its development programmes in the context of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and a failing economy.

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