Participation as Process: What We Can Learn from Grameen Bank, Bangladesh - Andreas Fuglesang & Dale ChandlerOslo: Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD), 1987, Paperback.
Condition: Very Good. Wrappers lightly scuffed, a decent copy otherwise.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Diagrams; Maps; Tables;
From the cover: “In this case study of Grameen Bank, Bangladesh, the authors maintain that reaching the poorest and, above all women, is a matter of creating an organizational framework ensuring them direct access to and control of resources. The issue of people’s participation is linked to the practical problem of organization development. People participate easily and willingly in development — if social or organizational environments are designed in ways conducive to their participation.
In the opinion of the authors, such environments are social democratic in the best sense of the word: They allow for individual initiative and enterprise while committing individuals to a~ strong social accountability. The Bank has succeeded in creating such an organization on a large scale.
Project managers, experts, advisers and development workers of all categories will find useful practical experience in this description of Grameen Bank’s organization and ways of communicating and working with the poorest.
People in countries of the North engaged in development education will be able to draw on some valuable new perspectives.”