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This two-volume reference work brings together Oxfam's thinking, policy and practice on all aspects of NGO development and relief work. Volume One: Approaches, focusing on People, Capacity Building. Volume Two: Production, Health, Emergencies, Index. Volume Three: Resources Directory.
CONTENTS Volume One. 1 Oxfam's approach to development and relief Principles of development and relief work Human rights in development and relief work Environment and development Exploring the context for development and relief work Appendix: universal declaration of human rights 2 Focusing on people Gender Ethnicity, Race and Caste Childhood Ageing Disability 3 Capacity building for development Social organization Institutional development Volume Two. Production General aspects of production Agriculture Fishing Trees and forestry Small-scale industries 5 Health and development Introduction Background: approaches to health care Focusing on people - health needs of specific population groups Health care provision Financing, planning and evaluating health programmes 6 Emergencies and development Introduction Background: emergencies, conflict and development Emergencies deriving from war and armed conflict Assessment, co-ordination and consultation in emergencies Health and nutrition in emergencies Environmental health and physical infrastructure Food security, food aid and food distribution in emergencies Oxfam procedures in emergency relief programmes Appendices: Relief items for which local suppliers should be found Oxfam's emergency stores Other relief items Standard specifications for commonly required relief items Oxfam policy in emergencies Oxfam water supply scheme for emergencies - the water packs Oxfam emergency sanitation unit
A copy belongs in every university library, government aid agency, donor organisation, and NGO resource centre. Grassroots Development, 20/1.Even though an Oxfam specific publication, it claims to draw on experiences from the third world as a whole. To that extent, it is an excellent book which any organisation or individual dealing with relief and poverty should have. Africa World Review.