• Development Planning and Poverty Reduction

      Potts, David J.; Ryan, Patrick; Toner, Anna L. (2003)
      The stated aim of much development assistance is the reduction of poverty. This book examines how development interventions might be more effectively targeted to achieve this aim. Part One provides an overview of planning for poverty reduction, and evidence on the extent and causes of poverty. Part Two examines participatory approaches to development planning. Part Three assesses macro-economic strategies and programs for poverty reduction. Part Four concludes with a microeconomic analysis of the distribution of benefits from investment projects
    • Exploring sustainable livelihoods approaches in relation to two interventions in Tanzania.

      Toner, Anna L. (2003)
      Whilst sustainable livelihoods thinking is potentially valuable in advancing our understanding of the complexity and socially embedded nature of people's lives, sustainable livelihoods frameworks and principles are too eager to codify this complexity and to produce toolboxes and techniques to change the internal management of development interventions. Drawing on research in Tanzania, this paper offers an analysis of two interventions that apply aspects of sustainable livelihoods approaches (SLA). Whilst both interventions demonstrate much good practice, both are fundamentally limited in their potential for sustainable impact. This paper demonstrates the importance of the external context within which an intervention exists and explores some of the limitations faced by development agencies in trying to manage sustainability.
    • Goodbye to Projects? Briefing Paper 1: An Overview: Projects and Principles.

      Toner, Anna L.; Franks, Tom R.; Goldman, I.; Howlett, David; Kamuzora, Faustin; Muhumuza, F.; Tamasane, T. (Bradford Centre for International Development, 2004-03)
      This briefing paper reports on research exploring ten detailed case studies of livelihoods-oriented interventions operating in Tanzania, Lesotho, South Africa and Uganda. Analysing these interventions through an audit of sustainable livelihood `principles¿ (as a proxy for best practice) revealed general lessons both about the practical opportunities and challenges for employing sustainable livelihoods approaches to the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development interventions and also about the changing format of development interventions.
    • Goodbye to Projects? Briefing Paper 2: The Application of the SL Principles.

      Goldman, I.; Franks, Tom R.; Toner, Anna L.; Howlett, David; Kamuzora, Faustin; Muhumuza, F.; Tamasane, T. (Bradford Centre for International Development, 2004-03)
      This briefing paper reports on research exploring ten detailed case studies of livelihoods-oriented interventions operating in Tanzania, South Africa, Uganda and Lesotho. As a proxy for best practice, these interventions were analysed through an audit of sustainable livelihood `principles¿. This revealed general lessons about both the practical opportunities and challenges for employing sustainable livelihoods approaches to the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development interventions and also about the changing format of development interventions.
    • Goodbye to Projects? Working paper 1: Annotated bibliography on livelihood approaches and development interventions.

      Toner, Anna L.; Howlett, David (Bradford Centre for International Development, 2001-10)
      This paper is one in a series of working papers prepared under a research project on Goodbye to Projects? The Institutional Impacts of a Livelihood Approach on Projects and Project Cycle Management. This is a collaborative project between the Bradford Centre for International Centre for Development (BCID) with the Economic and Policy Research Centre (EPRC), Uganda; Khanya ¿ managing rural change, South Africa; and, the Institute for Development Management (IDM), Tanzania. The project is supported by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) under their Economic and Social Research Programme (ESCOR).
    • Goodbye to Projects? - Briefing Paper 3: The changing format of development interventions.

      Franks, Tom R.; Toner, Anna L.; Goldman, I.; Howlett, David; Kamuzora, Faustin; Muhumuza, F.; Tamasane, T. (Bradford Centre for International Development., 2004-03)
      This briefing paper reports on research exploring ten detailed case studies of livelihoods-oriented interventions operating in Tanzania, South Africa, Uganda and Lesotho. As a proxy for best practice, these interventions were analysed through an audit of sustainable livelihood `principles¿. This revealed general lessons about both the practical opportunities and challenges for employing sustainable livelihoods approaches to the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development interventions and also about the changing format of development interventions.
    • Goodbye to Projects? - Briefing Paper 4: Lessons for the community-based planning interventions.

      Toner, Anna L.; Franks, Tom R.; Goldman, I.; Howlett, David; Kamuzora, Faustin; Muhumuza, F.; Tamasane, T. (Bradford Centre for International Development., 2004-03)
      This briefing paper compares two approaches to community-based planning in Tanzania, South Africa and Uganda. Analysing these interventions through an audit of sustainable livelihood `principles¿ (as a proxy for best practice) reveals general lessons about both the practical opportunities and challenges for employing sustainable livelihoods approaches to the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development interventions and also about the changing format of development interventions.
    • Goodbye to Projects? - Briefing Paper 5: Lessons from the rural livelihoods interventions.

      Kamuzora, Faustin; Franks, Tom R.; Goldman, I.; Howlett, David; Muhumuza, F.; Tamasane, T.; Toner, Anna L. (Bradford Centre for International Development, 2004-03)
      This briefing paper reports on research exploring four detailed case studies of rural livelihoods interventions operating in Tanzania, South Africa and Uganda. Analysing these interventions through an audit of sustainable livelihood `principles¿ (as a proxy for best practice) reveals general lessons about both the practical opportunities and challenges for employing sustainable livelihoods approaches to the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development interventions.
    • Goodbye to Projects? - Briefing Paper 6: Lessons for HIV/AIDS interventions.

      Muhumuza, F.; Tamasane, T.; Goldman, I.; Franks, Tom R.; Toner, Anna L.; Howlett, David; Kamuzora, Faustin (Bradford Centre for International Development., 2004-03)
      This briefing paper reports on research exploring detailed case studies of HIV/AIDS livelihoods-oriented interventions operating in Uganda, Lesotho and South Africa. The interventions were analysed through an audit of sustainable livelihood `principles¿. This revealed general lessons both about the practical opportunities and challenges for employing sustainable livelihoods approaches to the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development interventions and also about the changing format of development interventions.
    • Goodbye to Projects? - Review of development interventions and livelihoods approaches in Uganda

      Muhumuza, F.; Toner, Anna L. (Bradford Centre for International Development, 2002-02)
      Approaches to projects and development have undergone considerable change in the last decade with significant policy shifts on governance, gender, poverty eradication, and environmental issues. Most recently this has led to the adoption and promotion of the sustainable livelihood (SL) approach. The adoption of the SL approach presents challenges to development interventions including: the future of projects and programmes, and sector wide approaches (SWAPs) and direct budgetary support. This paper `Review of development interventions and livelihood approaches in Uganda¿ is the fourth in the series of the project working papers. This is the output of a literature review and series of interviews on development interventions in Uganda.
    • Goodbye to Projects? - Review of development interventions in Tanzania: From projects to livelihoods approaches

      Kamuzora, Faustin; Toner, Anna L. (Bradford Centre for International Development, 2002-02)
      Approaches to projects and development have undergone considerable change in the last decade with significant policy shifts on governance, gender, poverty eradication, and environmental issues. Most recently this has led to the adoption and promotion of the sustainable livelihood (SL) approach. The adoption of the SL approach presents challenges to development interventions including: the future of projects and programmes, and sector wide approaches (SWAPs) and direct budgetary support. This paper `A Review of Approaches to Development Interventions in Tanzania: From Projects to Livelihood Approaches¿ is the third in the series of the project working papers. This is the output of a literature review and semi-structured interviewing in Tanzania.
    • Goodbye to Projects? - Review of Livelihoods Approaches and Development Interventions in South Africa

      Cooper, D.; Goldman, I.; Marumo, J.; Toner, Anna L. (Bradford Centre for International Development, 2002-02)
      Approaches to projects and development have undergone considerable change in the last decade with significant policy shifts on governance, gender, poverty eradication, and environmental issues. Most recently this has led to the adoption and promotion of the sustainable livelihood (SL) approach. The adoption of the SL approach presents challenges to development interventions including: the future of projects and programmes, and sector wide approaches (SWAPs) and direct budgetary support. This paper `An Appraisal of the use of livelihoods approaches in South Africa¿ is the second in the series of project working papers. This is the output of a literature review and series of interviews on sustainable livelihood approaches, projects, programmes and sector wide approaches in South Africa.
    • Goodbye to Projects? A livelihoods-grounded audit of Community-Based Planning Project in South Africa

      Toner, Anna L. (Bradford Centre for International Development, 2003-08)
      Approaches to projects and development have undergone considerable change in the last decade with significant policy shifts on governance, gender, poverty eradication, and environmental issues. Most recently this has led to the adoption and promotion of the sustainable livelihood (SL) approach. The adoption of the SL approach presents challenges to development interventions including: the future of projects and programmes, and sector wide approaches (SWAPs) and direct budgetary support. This paper `A livelihoods-grounded audit of the Community-Based Planning (CBP) Project in South Africa¿ is the sixth in the series of project working papers.