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Information, Management and Participation : A New Approach from Public Health in Brazil - Francesco Di Notarbartolo Villarosa

Information, Management and Participation

A New Approach from Public Health in Brazil

Paperback Published: 1st May 1998
ISBN: 9780714643533
Number Of Pages: 176

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In order to alleviate poverty, people-oriented projects (those dealing with activities such as institutional development, health, family planning, education, and rural development) must be well-targeted towards the most vulnerable groups. However, official 'top-down' information is incapable of identifying, prioritising and 'marking out' these groups at a local level, and the result is too often an unfair, inefficient and ineffective allocation and use of the resources of social programmes. The author argues that a 'process approach' is often necessary to geneate relevant knowledge about local needs, especially in poor urban and heterogeneous areas. Such an approach fosters flexibility and adaptability to the local context.
The book analyses the whole approach to information handling which was developed in the Brazilian project. The different phases are analysed; the collection and processing of data and the construction of an information system to be used for decision-making.

People-oriented activities - from blueprint and process to specificity and flexibility
Knowledge-building, decision-making and information-handling - an introduction to the case-study of Pau da Lima
The pilot project of Pau da Lima - its context and characteristics
Knowledge-building in Pau da Lima - data collection
Knowledge-buildingin Pau da Lima - data processing
Data use for decision-making
Appendices: data collection; data processing; data use
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ISBN: 9780714643533
ISBN-10: 071464353X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 1st May 1998
Publisher: F CASS PUBN
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.02
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 1