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Group management and empowerment: lessons from development NGOs in Bangladesh

Md. , Moniruzzaman (2011) Group management and empowerment: lessons from development NGOs in Bangladesh. Journal of South Asian Development, 6 (1). pp. 67-91. ISSN 0973-1741

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Community development organisations employ group approach arguing that it strengthens the empowering capacity of local communities. Drawing on the experiences of two major NGOs in Bangladesh, this study argues that in community development greater attention usually is paid to the effects of ‘empowering’ inputs such as microcredit, while lesser importance is placed on the internal management of the group. This is a serious defect which may have direct negative effects on the empowering outcomes. This paper argues that paying greater attention to the internal management of the groups can make the group approach more effective in community development.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5147/4616
Uncontrolled Keywords: group approach, group management, empowerment, NGOs, Bangladesh
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Political Science
Depositing User: Dr. Moniruzzaman Md.
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2011 14:41
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2012 08:18
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/4616

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