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Grassroots development insights and their potential application to remote aboriginal communities

Lantzke, R. (1988) Grassroots development insights and their potential application to remote aboriginal communities. In: Proceedings of the Conference on Science and Technology for Remote Communities, 18 - 19 July, Murdoch University, Murdoch, W.A Paper 9.4.

Abstract

In terms of Third World development the 1950's and 60's were decades of considerable hope although, unfortunately, efforts too frequently failed to live up to expectations. Nevertheless much has been learnt since then with the task now seen to be more complex, broad and time consuming than earlier supposed (Jones and Rolls, 1982).

In particular lessons have being learnt by the smaller more flexible Non Government Organisations (NGO's). Hany of these groups are now leading the way in meaningful, effective and efficient projects (Schneider, 1986). Patterns behind these attempts are beginning to emerge.

It is the primary aim of this paper to explore these emerging patterns and come up with some insights relating to the more successful grassroots development efforts. These insights are then very briefly mentioned in relationship with the self initiated movement of Aboriginal groups back to their tribal lands.

Publication Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Environmental Science
Publisher: Institute for Environmental Science and Technology Policy, Murdoch University
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/24084
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