Introduction Culture has an uncanny effect on individuals as they come together in a social setting and get involved in working towards a common set of goals. This is further compounded when efforts are made to replicate business strategies and tactical measures that have been successful in one cultural arena to a culture within a […]
To what extent do the skills, capacities and attitudes of practitioners influence the success or otherwise of development interventions?
Introduction Practitioners who are seeking to influence potential development interventions must first take into account the three types of possible development intervention. These are those which: evolve around societal change; those which seek to work with the government; those who work culturally at the grassroots level. In order to assess the extent to which the […]
Introduction The social research used in this report is Rowntree’s seminal 1902 study that addressed the consumption of food for those in poverty. This body of research focused upon the biological, nutritional needs of the body and the ways in which socio-environmental constraints would alter the intake of nutrition and the ideation of diets. This […]
The Contribution of the Qatari Financial Sector to the Economy and Government Policy of Economic Diversification
I. Introduction Qatar, akin to many other Middle East nations, has had a tumultuous economic history. Qatar remained under British rule until 1971 (Qatar Central Bank, 2009a). After the country attained independence from Britain in September 1971, the country implemented a number of reforms in the financial sector which caused major changes in the internal […]
Transplanting Management: Participative Change, Organizational Development, and the Glocalization of Corporate Culture
1. Introduction Change management has been an important area of study for the researchers as the increasing forces of globalisation and the observed clashes between the cultures of companies and countries create issues related to compatibility. Organisational Development and Change management processes are aimed at overcoming the resistances and bringing out the intended changes (Rees […]
What are the main challenges to poverty reduction policies and strategies in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan?
Introduction Poverty has been a central challenge of development for the Government of Pakistan. While incidence of poverty declined during the 1970s and 1980s, the absolute number of poor has increased substantially since the 1960s. In addition, it must be noted that the declining trend in poverty incidence that was a feature of the 1970s […]
Identify and discuss the issues that you feel are often associated with resistance to change in an organisational setting with which you are familiar
1. Introduction Organisational development and Change management have been at the helm of management research for many decades. According to Brown and Harvey (2005), organisational development and change management are intertwined as the former depends upon the latter. Dent and Goldberg (1999) state that the first step in creating change is recognising the need for […]
1. Introduction Qatar has been one of the fastest growing countries not just in the Middle East region but also in the entire world. While the region has seen steep growth rates during the last decade, thanks to parabolic rise in crude oil prices, Qatar has managed to remain on top of the region through […]
Introduction This research will be geared towards investigating why India has increased its interest in development in Africa. As such, the research will be explaining the nature of India’s development activities in the African continent as well as the political and particularly, economic motivations behind Indian regional development cooperation with African countries. There will also […]
Introduction Interest in human development is not new to humanity. This motivating concern has its roots in the writings of early economists such as Gregory King and Antoine Lavoisier. According to their concepts, ‘wealth maximization’ in community as a whole, irrespective of the effects of this wealth on humanity, forms the mainstay of human development. […]
Introduction Societies throughout the world contain elements of classification or segregation among the members of society. The basis on which this segregation comes into play varies among different regions and cultures. The origin of classes among members of society may be attributed to different reasons present in that society, but it is an established fact […]
Introduction On September 11, 2001, the world watch in horror as the United States experienced its worst terroristic attack that claimed thousands of lives and destroyed significant infrastructures in its wake. Not only this, catastrophic events of huge magnitude also claimed hundreds of thousands of lives- the earthquake that gave rise to a tsunami along […]
The purpose of this essay is to offer a community profile of the Caerphilly County Borough in South Wales. Community profiling is now a common technique by which to assess and describe a particular community, area or group (Hawtin & Percy-Smith, 2007). Above all, the primary benefit derived from profiling a community is the ability […]
Introduction As modern technology continues to increase its impact on the lives of mankind, the concept of global village is increasingly becoming a reality and inter-regional interactions are becoming more convenient and frequent with the passage of time. With the advent of modern travelling facilities, working at distant locations far from the place of origin […]
Modernization and Dependency Theories: The Evolution of Development Illustrate your essay with specific examples.
Introduction Issues surrounding development have accelerated in recent years with the growth of technologies and global economies that have made countries not only more accessible, but more dependent on one another. The economies of wealthier nations have seen the economic potential in the development of larger nations, and these nations have also felt the benefit […]
Discuss the main components of development policy promoted by the Washington Consensus. On what grounds has it been criticised? Illustrate your essay with specific examples.
This essay aims first to elucidate the key components of the Washington Consensus with regards to development policy and second to present an overview of the various critiques made of it. The term Washington Consensus was made famous by the economist John Williamson who formulated a model reform program that encompassed a set of policy […]
Disaster Risk Reduction is a Development Planning Process. Illustrate your essay with specific examples.
Introduction Early in the morning of December 26, 2004, in a bright sunny day, children were frolicking in the sand while some older children and adults were either sunbathing or swimming in a calm sea in the beach resorts of Thailand. Then without warning, the sea rose to as much as 100 feet high and […]
Oxfam International, according to their website (http://www.oxfam.org) is ‘a group of non-governmental organizations working worldwide to fight poverty and injustice,’ with the ultimate goal of bringing about lasting change. JC Berthelemy (2008) states that ’emerging countries have pulled out of poverty after having made progress in health and education, and’ thus, it can be assumed […]
This piece firstly will seek to define poverty. This will be followed by an examination of the problems of a culture of poverty. Thirdly, in this context will be discussed the problems in tackling poverty. The United Nations definition of poverty is based upon; lack of participation in decision making, violation of human dignity, powerlessness […]