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DVST 5121: 3.0
Tools and Policy Analysis for Development
Winter 2012

Schedule

Week 1(January 4): Assessing Aid

World Bank (1998), Assessing Aid: what works, what doesn’t and why, New York: Oxford University Press:1-27. Available online through Scott. This item is also put on reserve.

Hermes, N and R. Lensink (2001), “Changing the Conditions for Development Aid: a new paradigm”, Journal of Development Studies, 37 (6), August: 1-16. Available online through Scott.

Lensink, R and H. White (2000), “Assessing Aid: a manifesto for aid in the 21st century”, Oxford Development Studies 28(1): 5-17. Available online through Scott.

Recommended:
Guillaumont, P and L. Chauvet (2001), “Aid and Performance: a reassessment”, The Journal of Development Studies, 37(6): 66-92.

Easterly, W and Pfutze, T. (2008), 'Where does all the money go? Best and worst practices in foreign aid', Journal of Economic Perspectives, 22(2): 29-52.

Hyden, G (2008), 'After the Paris Declaration: Taking on the Issue of Power', Development Policy Review, 26(3): 259-274.

Riddell, R (2007), Does Foreign Aid Really Work?, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Stern, E. D Altinger, L., Feinstein, O., Marahon, M., Schultz, N.-S. and Steen Nielsen, N. (2008), Thematic Study on the Paris Declaration, Aid Effectiveness and Development Effectiveness, Cophenhagen, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Denmark.

Week 2(January 11): Measuring and Assessing Poverty

Sulley, G (1998), “Participatory Impact Assessment as a Tool for Change: lessons from poverty alleviation projects in Africa ,” in Edward Jackson and Yusuf Kassam, eds., Knowledge Shared: participatory evaluation in development cooperation, Bloomfield, CT: IDRC/Kumarian Press: chapter 4, Available online at http://www.idrc.ca/en/ev-88063-201-1-DO_TOPIC.html (This book is also on reserve).

Moser, C (1998), “The Asset Vulnerability Framework: reassessing urban poverty reduction strategies”, World Development 26(1): 1-19. Available online via Scott.

Coudouel, A et al (2001), “Poverty Measurement and Analysis”, in World Bank,   PRSP Source Book, Washington. D.C.: World Bank. Available online at
http://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTPRS1/Resources/383606-1205334112622/5467_chap1.pdf
You can also try the following URL: http://go.worldbank.org/ZN6TPFA041

Recommended:
Zeller, M (2004), Review of Poverty Assessment Tools, Washington D.C: USAID.

Birdsall, N and J. L. Londono (1997), “Asset Inequality Matters: an assessment of the World Bank’s approach to poverty reduction”, American Economic Review, 87(2), May: 32-37.

Week 3 (January 18): Understanding ‘participation’ via community development practices

Botes, L and D van Rensburg (2000), “Community Participation in Development: nine plagues and twelve commandments”, Community Development Journal, 35(1): 41-58. Available online through Scott.

Hickey, S and G. Mohan (2005), “Relocating Participation within a Radical Politics of Development”, Development and Change 36(2), March: 237-62. Available online through Scott Library

Vaughn, J (2005), “Community Development Research: merging (or submerging) communities of practice? A response to Van Vlaenderen”, Community Development Journal, 41(1): 50-64. Available online at http://cdj.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/41/1/50

Dongier, P et al (2001), “Community Driven Development” in World Bank, Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Sourcebook, Vol. 1. Washington, D.C. Available online at
http://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTPRS1/Resources/383606-1205334112622/5805_chap9.pdf
 You can also try the following URL:
http://go.worldbank.org/AAWTXQJGU0

Strongly Recommended:
Mansuri, G. and R. Vijayendra (2004), “Community-Based and Driven Development: a critical review, The World Bank Research Observer 19(1): 1-39. Available online at http://wbro.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/19/1/1

Kumar, N et al (2005), The Effectiveness of World Bank Support for community-based and -driven development: an OED evaluation, Washington, D.C: The World Bank. Available online at http://www.worldbank.org/oed/cbdcdd/documents/report/cbdcdd_complete_report.pdf

Recommended:
Mosse, D (1994), “Authority, Gender and Knowledge: theoretical reflections on the practice of participatory rural appraisal”, Development and Change25 (3): 497-525.

Galijart, B (1981), “Participatory Development Projects: some conclusions from research”, Sociologica Ruralis, 21(2): 142–159.

Gilbert, A and P. Ward (1984), “Community Action by the Urban Poor: democratic involvement, community self-help or a means of social Control?” World Development, 12(8): 769–782.

Week 4 (January 25): Social Capital: myths and realities

Bebbington, A et. al eds. (2006), The Search for Empowerment: social capital as idea and practice at the World Bank, Bloomfield, CT: Kumarian Press; chapter 2: 31-62 (this book is on reserve).

Fine, B (1999), “The Developmental State is Dead: long live social capital”,  Development and Change 30, 1-19. Available online via Scott.

Stone, W and J. Hughes (2002), “Measuring Social Capital: towards a standardised approach”. Available online at http://www.evaluationcanada.ca/distribution/20021030_stone_wendy_hughes_jody.pdf

Strongly recommended:
Dhesi, A. S (2000), “Social capital and Community Development,”Community Development Journal35(3): 199-214. Available online through Scott.

Francis, P (2002), Social Capital at the World Bank: strategic and operational implications of the concept, Washington, D.C: World Bank, pages: 1-17. Available online at
http://lnweb18.worldbank.org/ESSD/sdvext.nsf/62ByDocName/SocialCapitalattheWorldBankStrategic
andOperationalImplicationsoftheConcept/$FILE/Francis4.pdf

Carrol, T (2001), Social Capital, Local Capacity Building, and Poverty Reduction, Manila: Asian Development Bank; pages 1-30, and 87-120. Available online at
http://www.adb.org/Documents/Books/Social_Capital/default.asp#contents

Grootaert,  C et. al. (2003), Measuring Social Capital: an integrated questionnaire, World Bank Working Paper 18, Washington. D.C: World Bank. Available online at
http://poverty2.forumone.com/files/11998_WP18-Web.pdf

Recommended:
Fine, B (2003), “Social Capital: The World Bank’s Fungible Friend”,Journal of Agrarian Change, 3 (2): 586–603.

Putnam, R (2000), Bowling Alone: the collapse and revival of American community, New York: Simon and Schuster.

Das, R (2006), “Putting Social Capital in its Place” Capital & Class Autumn, Issue 90: 65-92.

Mohan, G and K. Stokke (2000), “Gittell, R  and A. Vidal (1998), Community Organizing: building social capital as a Participatory Development and Empowerment: the dangers of localism”, Third World Quarterly, 21(2): 247-268.

Adam, F and B. Roncevic (2005), “Social Capital: recent debates and research trends, Social Science Information”, 42(2): 155-183.

Ahn, T.K and E. Ostrom (2002), “She Second-Gocial Capital and teneration Theories of Collective Action: an analytical approach to the forms of social capital”, Paper presented at the 2002 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Boston, MA, August 29-September 1.

Walters, W (2002), “Social Capital and Political Sociology: Re-imagining Politics?”Sociology, 36(2): 377–397.

Portes , Alejandro (1998), “Social Capital: Its Origins and Applications in Modern Sociology”, Annual Review of Sociology, August 1998, Vol. 24, Pages 1-24

Newton, Kenneth (1997), “Social Capital and Democracy”, American Behavioral Scientist.1997; 40: 575-586

Serageldin, Ismail and Partha Dasgupta, eds. (2001), Social Capital: A Multifaceted Perspective, Washington D.C: The world Bank);

Dekker, Paul () Social Capital and Participation in Everyday Life, London: Routledge

Week 5 (February 1): Gender Mainstreaming and Gender Impact Assessment in Development Agencies

Tiessen, Rebecca (2007), Everywhere/Nowhere: gender mainstreaming in development agencies, Bloomfield, CT: Kumarian Press: 11-26.

Niemanis, A (2007), “Ten Steps to gender Mainstreaming” in Gender mainstreaming in Practice: a toolkit, UNDP:24-60, available online at http://www.undp.org/women/mainstream/docs/Gender_Mainstreaming_in_Practice__A_Toolkit.pdf

Strongly recommended:
Status of Women Canada (1996), Gender-based Analysis: a guide for policy-making, Ottawa: Status of Women Canada, Government of Canada, pp. 1-30. Available online at
http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/pubs/gbaguide/gbaguide_e.pdf.>

Women and Equality Unit, Gender Impact Assessment, London: Department of Trade and Industry in the UK. Available online at http://www.sbe.hw.ac.uk/ResearchandBusiness/shbvn/Equalities
%20Information/pages/gender_impact_assessment.pdf

Vainio-Mattila, A (2001), Navigating Gender: a framework and a tool for participatory development, Helsinki, Finland: Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Department for International Development Cooperation. Available online at
http://formin.finland.fi/public/download.aspx?ID=12381&GUID=
%7BC49178E4-2011-451C-9CF5-8DDEDBEEF735%7D

OECD, Gender Equality and Aid Delivery: what has changed in development co-operation Agencies Since 1999. Available online at http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/44/0/38773781.pdf

Recommended:
Overholt, A. and A. Cloud (1984), Gender Roles in Development Projects: A Case Book, Bloomfield:CT, Kumarian Press.

Kabeer, N (1994), Reversed Realities: gender hierarchies in development thought (chapter 4: Connecting, Extending, Reversing: development from a gender perspective), London: Verso: 69-94 (also see chapter 1).

Rathgeber, E (1990), “WID, WAD, GAD: trends in research and practice”, The Journal of Developing Areas 24(4): 489-502.

Chowdhry, G (1995), “Engendering Development? Women in development (WID) in international development regimes”, in Marchand, Marianne & Jane L. Parpart, eds., Feminism/ Postmodernism/Development, London: Routledge: 26-41.

Agarwal, B (1997), “Bargaining and Gender Relations within and beyond the household”, Feminist Economics 3(1): 1-51.

Butler, J and J. W. Scott, eds. (1992) Feminists Theorize the Political, London and New York: Routledge.

Harding, S (1983), “Why Has the Sex/Gender System Become Visible Only Now?” in Harding, S and M. B. Hintikka, eds., Discovering Reality: feminist perspectives on epistemology, metaphysics, methodology, and philosophy of science, Dordrecht, Holland: D. Reidel Publishing: 311-324.

Week 6 (February 8): Gender Responsive Budgeting

Sarraf, G (2003), Gender Responsive Government Budgeting, Washington. D.C.: IMF Available online at http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/wp/2003/wp0383.pdf

Floro, M et. al. (2004), Gender Issues and Concerns in Financing for Development, INSTRAW: pp. 3-9 & 32-41Available online at http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/lib.nsf/db900sid/KKEE-6DTJUZ/$file/financing_for_development%20INSTRAW.pdf?openelement

Recommended:
Action for Development (2005), Gender Budget Training Manual, Available online at http://www.gender-budgets.org/content/view/167/155/
Sharp, R (2007) Gender Responsive Budgets (GRB’s) Have a Place in Financing Gender Quality and Women’s Empowerment, Available online at http://www.gender-budgets.org/content/view/474/153/

Week 7 (February 15): Sustainable Livelihoods

Scoones, I (1998), Sustainable Rural Livelihoods: a framework for analysis, IDS Working Paper 72, Sussex: Institute of Development Studies. Available online at
http://www.sarpn.org.za/documents/d0001493/P1833-Sustainable-rural-livelihoods_IDS-paper72.pdf

UNDP, Sustainable Livelihoods: Concepts, Principles and Approaches to Indicator Development, Available online at
http://www.sustainable-livelihoods.com/pdf/sustainablelivelihoodsc-1.pdf

Strongly Recommended:
FAO, (2009), The Livelihood Assessment Tool-kit: analyzing and responding to the impact of disasters on the livelihoods of people, Geneva, FAO, November, pp. 1-16 (methodological and conceptual overview). Available online at http://www.fao.org/fileadmin/templates/tc/tce/pdf/LAT_Brochure_LoRes.pdf

Recommended:
Department for International Development (1999), Sustainable Livelihoods Guidance Sheets, London, Department for International Development.

Leach, M,  R. Mearns, and I. Scoones (1999), “Environmental Entitlements: dynamics and institutions in community-based natural resource management”, World Development27 (2): 225-247.

Rocheleau, D (1999), “Sustaining What for Whom? differences of interest within and between households”, in L. Upton Hatch and Marilyn Swisher, eds., Managed Ecosystems, New York: Oxford University Press. Pages: 31-47.

Week 8 (February 22): Reading Week—no class meeting.

Week 9 (March 1): Governance and Development

Nanda, Ved P (2006), “The ‘Good Governance Concept Revisited’, The Annals of the American Academy, 603, January 2006: 269-83. Available online via Scott.

DFID (2007), How to Note Country Governance Analysis: a DFID practice paper, London: Department of International Development, Pages: 8-23 plus annex 1. Available online at http://www.dfid.gov.uk/Pubs/files/how-to-cga.pdf

Kaufmann, D and A. Kraay (2007), Governance Indicators: where are we, where should we be going? Washington D.C: World Bank. Pages: 1-29. Available online at http://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTWBIGOVANTCOR/Resources/wps4370.pdf

Strongly Recommended:
Leftwich, A (1993), “Governance, Democracy and Development in the Third World,” Third World Quarterly 14(3): 605-24.Available online at Scott.

WBI (2007), Governance Matters 2007: worldwide governance indicators: 1996-2007, Washington, D.C.: World Bank Institute.

Lloyd, R et. al. (2008), 2008 Global Accountability Report, One World Trust, (Please read the Global Accountability Report Indicators)  Available online at
http://oneworldtrust.org/index.php?option=com_docman&task=
cat_view&gid=81&limit=50&limitstart=0&order=name&dir=DESC&Itemid=55

Recommended:
DFID (2007), Governance, Development and Democratic Politics: DFID’s work in building more effective states, London: Department of International Development. Available online at http://www.dfid.gov.uk/Pubs/files/governance.pdf
 
Neumayer, E (2003), The Pattern of Aid Giving: the impact of good governance on development, London: Routledge.

Moore, M (1993), “Declining to Learn from the East? The World Bank on “governance and development,” IDS Bulletin 24(1), 1993: 39-50.

Ottaway, M and T. Carothers eds. (2000), Funding Virtue: civil society aid and democracy promotion, Washington, D.C.: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
World Bank Institute (2007), The Worldwide Governance Indicators 1996-2006 ,Washington D.C.: World Bank Institute. Available online at  http://info.worldbank.org/governance/wgi2007/

Week 10 (March 8): Strategic Environmental Assessment

OECD, (2006), “Understanding Strategic Environmental Assessment” in Applying Strategic Environmental Assessment Good Practice Guidance for Development Co-operation, Paris: OECD: pp; 29-40 Available online at http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/4/21/37353858.pdf

Dalal-Clayton, B and B Sadler, “Strategic Environmental Assessment: a rapidly evolving approach”. Available online at
http://www.poptel.org.uk/nssd/pdf/IIED02.pdf

Partidário, M. R (2007), “Scales and Associated Data: what is enough for SEA needs”? Environmental Impact Assessment Review 27(5): July: 460-78 available online at
www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6V9G-4NDVGP9-1&_user=866177&_
rdoc=1&_fmt=&_orig=search&_sort=d&view=c&_acct=C000045519&_
version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=866177&md5=d85386c7261305425ed96fdf52621ed9

Strongly Recommended:
Fischer, T (2003),“Strategic Environmental Assessment in Post-modern Times”,  Environmental Impact Assessment Review 23(2), March: 155-170. Available online via Scott.

Ahmed, K et al, (2005), Strategic Environmental Assessment: concept and practice, Environment Note 14, Washington. D.C: The World Bank: 1-4. Available online at
http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/TOPICS/ENVIRONMENT/0,,contentMDK:20687523
~pagePK:210058~piPK:210062~theSitePK:244381,00.html

World Bank, undated, Common SEA Tools: frequently used tools and techniques for SEAs
http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/TOPICS/ENVIRONMENT/0,,
contentMDK:21324865~pagePK:148956~piPK:216618~theSitePK:244381,00.html

World Bank, undated, Key Elements of SEA. Available online at http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/T
OPICS/ENVIRONMENT/0,,contentMDK: 20707362~isCURL:Y~pagePK:148956~piPK:216618~theSitePK:244381,00.html

Recommended:
Fischer, T (2007), Theory and Practice of Strategic Environmental Assessment: towards a more systematic approach, London, Earthscan.

Therivel, R and M. R. Paridario (1996), The Practice of Strategic Environmental Assessment, London: Earthscan.

Therivel, R (1993), “Systems of Strategic Environmental Assessment”, Environmental Impact Assessment 13(3):145-168.

Therivel R, W. E., Thompson, D. Heaney and D. Pritchard (1992), Strategic Environmental Assessment, London: Earthscan.

Week 11 (March 15): Evidenced-based Policy Making I: Results Based Management

Lavergne, R (2002), Results-Based Management and Accountability for Enhanced Aid Effectiveness, Mimeo, CIDA. Available online at www.sti.ch/fileadmin/user_upload/Pdfs/swap/swap052e.pdf

Jackson, E (1998), “Indicators of Change: Results-Based Management and participatory evaluation”, in Edward Jackson and Yusuf Kassam, eds., op. cit., chapter 3. Available online at http://www.idrc.ca/en/ev-88062-201-1-DO_TOPIC.html

Strongly Recommended:
CIDA (2009), Results-based Management in CIDA: an introductory guide to the concepts and principles, Gatineau, Quebec. Available online at http://www.acdi-cida.gc.ca/CIDAWEB/acdicida.nsf/En/EMA-218132656-PPK#3 (Read section 2)

NORAD (1999), The Logical Framework Approach: handbook for objectives-oriented planning, 4th edition, Oslo: Royal Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Recommended:

CIDA (1996), Results-Based Management in CIDA—a policy statement (Hull: CIDA), http://www.acdi-cida.gc.ca/cida_ind.nsf/0/9c32f96287da21d885256c3b006224c7?OpenDocument

AusAID, The Logical Framework Approach http://www.ausaid.gov.au/ausguide/pdf/ausguideline3.3.pdf

Aune, J. B (2003), “Logical Framework Approach and PRA – mutually exclusive or complementary tools for project planning”, in Eade, D. ed., Development Methods and Approaches: critical reflections, London: Oxfam. Pages: 214-219.

Akroyd, D (1999), “Logical Framework Approach to Project Planning, Socio-economic Analysis and to Monitoirng and Evaluation Services: a smallholder rice project”, Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal 17(1): 54-66.

Eyben, R (2010), “Hiding Relations: the irony of 'effective aid'', European Journal of Development Research, 1-16. Available online at http://www.oxfamblogs.org/fp2p/wp-content/uploads/ejdr201010a1.pdf

Gibson, C. C, Andersson, K., Ostrom, E. and Shivakumar, S. (2005) The Samaritan's Dilemma: the political economy of development aid, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Hayman, R (2009) “From Rome to Accra via Kigali: aid effectiveness' in Rwanda”, Development Policy Review, 27(5): 581-599.

Week 12 (March 22): Evidenced-based Policy Making II: Monitoring and Evaluation

World Bank (2004), Monitoring and Evaluation: some tools, methods and approaches, Washington D.C.: World Bank. Available online at http://lnweb18.worldbank.org/oed/oeddoclib.nsf/b57456d58aba40e585256ad400736404
/a5efbb5d776b67d285256b1e0079c9a3/$FILE/MandE_tools_methods_approaches.pdf

Kusek, J. Z (2008), “Ten Steps to a Results Based Monitoring and Evaluation System”
in Marco Segone ed. Bridging the Gap: The Role of Monitoring and Evaluation in Evidence-Based Policy Making, UNICEF, The World Bank and  the International Development Evaluation Association, pp: 98-116. Available online at http://www.unicef.org/ceecis/evidence_based_policy_making.pdf

Strongly Recommended:
UNFPA, The Program Manager’s Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Toolkit (please read the sections on Defining Evaluation (available online at http://www.unfpa.org/monitoring/toolkit/defining.pdf) and Planning and Managing Evaluation (available online at http://www.unfpa.org/monitoring/toolkit/5planning.pdf)

Livingstone , A. J (1998), “Participatory Internal Monitoring and Evaluation Projects: a case study from Ghana’, in Edward Jackson and Yusuf Kassam, eds., op. cit.,  chapter 11: available online at http://www.idrc.ca/en/ev-88081-201-1-DO_TOPIC.html

CIDA (2009), Results-based Management in CIDA: an introductory guide to the concepts and principles, Gatineau, Quebec. Available online at http://www.acdi-cida.gc.ca/CIDAWEB/acdicida.nsf/En/EMA-218132656-PPK#3 (Read sections 5 and 6)

Recommended:

Mackay, K (2007), How to Build Systems to Support Better Government, Washington D.C: World Bank.

Estrella, M and J. Gaventa (1998), Who Counts Reality? Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation: a literature review, IDS Working Paper No. 70.

Week 13 (March 29): Over view of the course and Final Exam

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