David Edwards - an appreciation, J.D. MacArthur. Part 1 Agricultural development: incorporating a participatory perspective into research, extension and development planning - experience form Southern Africa, A. Low; agricultural marketing and transport cost in an embryonic market economy - cocoa and copra in Papua New Guinea, I. Livingstone; small, beautiful and vulnerable - policy options and processes for agricultural development policy in small South Pacific countries, F. Wilson; assumptions of causality and the phasing and aggregation of farm models in project analysis, D.J. Potts; monitoring and evaluation of agricultural and rural development projects - a review, N. Maddock. Part 2 Project planning and implementation: the project sequence - a composite view of the project cycle, J.D. MacArthur; changing training needs in project planning and financing - the challenge of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, R.L. Kitchen; cost overrun and time overrun in project implementation and some measures of remedy, J. Majumdar; public utility tariffs in ACP countries - re-examination of the marginal cost pricing rule, J. Weiss; from project lending to programme lending - shifting World Bank priorities, H.W. Singer. Part 3 General development issues: management training and development - the trainers' perspective, F. Analoui; central-local relations - the search for constructive approaches, K. Davey; projects, policies and politics - the evolution of British bilateral aid policy, J. Healey; the flexibility of national economies - a negelcted attribute in economic development, A. Killick; trade policy reform in developing countries - the lessons of experience, C. Kirkpatrick; Keynes, agriculture and development, J. Toye.