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Institutional Development in Social Interventions
Towards Inter-Organizational Effectiveness

First Edition

October 2003 | 256 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
This book posits that development process as a whole can be sustained only through inter-group, inter-organization and inter-community collaboration. Just as developing individual skills does not necessarily make an effective team and developing groups does not automatically translate into an effective organization, similarly developing organizations individually does not result in effective inter-organizational process. The authors put forth a theory and methodology of inter-group, inter-organization and inter-community collaboration.

The book has generated fresh knowledge through responsible intervention programmes at the level of inter-organizational processes which has in turn challenged the conventional approaches in development interventions. It will provide development practitioners with a reliable conceptual base.


 
PART ONE: LOOKING BACK: CONCEPTS AND PERSPECTIVES
 
Social Institutions in Development
 
Understanding Institutional Development
 
The Relevance of Social Ecology
 
Key Ideas in Neo-institutional Economics
 
Thinking Systems
 
PART TWO: PRACTITIONER EXPERIENCES
 
Case Studies in Institutional Development
Introduction to the Cases  
The Kurubas of Ranebennur: Traditional Community Livelihood System  
Micro-Concrete Proofing: Disseminating a New Technology  
Vivekananda Girijana Kalyan Kendra: Community Participation in Natural Resource Management  
The LEISA Network: Co-operating for Sustainable Agriculture  
NESA: An Institution in the Making  
Community Grain Banks: An Alternative Public Distribution System  
FEVORD-K: An NGO Network  
Case Leads for Further Consideration  
Emerging Questions  
 
PART THREE: LOOKING AHEAD: INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT AT WORK
 
Learning from the Case Studies
 
Understanding Methodology
 
Methods in Practice

This book is in the nature of a presentation of a work-in-progress and not merely a report of a research project….The most important consideration in the choice of cases is given to extensiveness and variety rather than to the similarity between them…. Institutional Development (ID) is a relatively new field of inquiry that is attracting widespread interest.  This book explores both the concept and application of ID from multiple perspectives.

The Pakistan Development Review

The book stands out as a path-breaking treatise... The academic fervour combined with its practical approach make the book interesting and relevant for the concerned circle of theorists, social scientists, researchers and planners.

Business Line

Institutional Development (ID) is a relatively new field of inquiry that is attracting widespread interest. This book explores both the concept and application of ID from multiple perspectives.

The Deccan Herald

The book brings to focus a number of alternative approaches to development interventions, their funding and management. It is a judicious blend of theory and practice. The book argues for the need to embark upon a journey towards the formation of a recognizable body of knowledge to give us a reliable methodology for institutional development. This document is an important work that goes beyond conventional theories of studying development interventions…. [It] will be widely welcomed by researchers, practitioners and others engaged in development interventions.

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ISBN: 9780761996620
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