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Manual of Practical Management for Third World Rural Development Associations : Organization, administration, communication - Fernand Vincent

Manual of Practical Management for Third World Rural Development Associations

Organization, administration, communication


Published: 1st February 1997
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Volume 1: Organization, administration, communication. This comprehensive and simple guide will clarify management problems for those involved with non-governmental associations in developing countries. With numerous examples and annexes together with a glossary of unfamiliar technical terms.

INTRODUCTION Part 1 THE ORIGIN AND DEVELOPMENT OF A LOCAL ASSOCIATION A. How it began 2 B. The perception of the problem 3 C. Group formation leads to action 4 Part 2 ANIMATION AND PARTICIPATION A. The cohesion of the group 6 B. Motivation and animation 7 C. Participation of the people 7 D. Developing the process of self-help 9 E. Unity and harmony within the Association 10 F. The role of the leader 11 G. Sharing of responsibilities 12 H. Fundamental guidelines for action and the options available 13 ANNEXES II. 1 How to increase people's participation at local level, by Fernand Vincent, 1982 11.2 "A community who obtains drinking water and maintains its hydraulic systems itself". Protocol agreement amongst those responsible elected by the Committee of Consumers and the Representatives of COFORWA. 11.3 (a) A Case Study - The Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement in Sri Lanka (b) Sarvodaya's Package for Participation and Selfreliance (c) Sarvodaya Definition of Development (d) Sarvodaya Comparision Table on Social Order 11.4 The Story of the ORAP (Organisation of Rural Development Associations for Progress), Zimbabwe, Africa 11.5 (a) The main options and strategies of the International Network of IRED. (b) Mutual commitments of IRED and its partners. Part 3 ENVIRONMENTAL STUDY A. List of problems 16 B. List of needs 16 C. Inventory of available resources 17 D. Identification of problems 19 E. Ideas for projects 19 ANNEXES 111.1 Technical Forms - Agricultural Management a) Inventory of Livestock b) Extent of cultivable land c) Family manpower d) Place where work will be carried out 111.2 The Reference Book of the Village 111.3 Organising Self-help $ Self-reliance and Community Participation in Rural Development Part 4 PLANNING, PROGRAMMING & PROJECTS A. The planning process 22 B. Methods of planning 23 C. Designing a programme 24 D. Designing of projects 25 ANNEXES IV. 1 The activities of a programme IV.2 (a) A practical example of planning (b) Creating jobs - A project planning guide for disabled persons in Africa IV.3 Trial planning of a project IV.4 Methods of programming a group of activities IV.5 Plan of a programme designed for a rural community IV.6 Programme to help villages of the UVA province towards self-management of community development Part 5 THE ORGANISING AND FOLLOW-UP OF ACTIVITIES A. Planning the use of available time 28 B. Organising the work of the association 32 C. Organising the running of the association 34 D. Project follow-up 36 E. The marketing of the produce 38 ANNEXES V.I Documents which help the management of livestock - cows V.2 Time schedule for cultivation of ten hectares of rice V.3 Questions to be asked when carrying out a market research Part 6 EDUCATION, INFORMATION, DOCUMENTATION A. Education and literacy activities 42 B. Setting-up a small documentation centre or a rural library 44 C. The newsletter of an association 48 ANNEXES VI.1 Handbooks in Appropriate Technology and Development (a) Liklik Buk - A Rural Handbook Catalogue for Papua New Guinea (b) The Field Directors' Handbook - An Oxfam Manual for Development Workers (c) Example of a primary health care manual from ASSEFA, India VI.2 Newsletters (a) IRED-Forum (b) NOO Management Newsletter (c) Example of newsletter of a local association VI.3 (a) SATIS Classification Plan for Appropriate Technology (b) Appropriate Technology Centres - Members of SATIS Part 7 COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUES A. Addressing the public 52 B. Letter writing 53 C. Taking down notes 57 D. Organising and conducting meetings 59 E. Preparing reports and minutes 61 F. Audio-visual systems 64 ANNEXES VII. 1 Notice of Annual General Assembly VII.2 "Cassettes that Listen" Part 8 THE ORGANISATION & ADMINISTRATION OF AN ASSOCIATION A. Obtaining offical recognition 68 B. The members 69 C. The statutory functions of an association 71 D. The organisation of the secretariat 73 E. Personnel management 78 ANNEXES VIII. 1 Sample Constituion of a Rural Development Association VIII.2 Minutes of an Executive Committee Meeting of the Wilpotha Development Association VIII.3 Specimen letter to the Ministry requesting official recognition VIII.4 (a) Regulations governing the procedure for establishing Rural Development Associations VIII. 4 (b) Rural Development Association - Registration procedure VIII.4 (c) Application form for registration of a Rural Development Association - Kantha Samithi VIII.5 (a) Formal application to request membership of the Wilpotha Development Association VIII.5 (b) Specimen membership card VIII.5 (c) Member registration VIII.5 (d) Members register VIII.6 Job description VIII.7 Example of a "Contract of Employment" Part 9 EXTERNAL RELATIONS A. Relations with the Government 82 B. Relations with other associations 84 C. Relations with Donors 84 Part 10 CONTROL AND EVALUATION A. Control 86 B. Evaluation 87 C. Methods and techniques of evaluation 90 D. Self-evaluation of the association and its activities 93 E. An animation system based on self-evaluation 94 F. Questionnaire on the evaluation of a training course 97 Part 11 CONCLUSIONS: THE ASSOCIATION DEVELOPS ITSELF A. New problems 100 B. Management of the development enterprise 101 C. Collaborating with other associations 102 D. Towards the creation of an International People's Movement 103 INDEX and GLOSSARY

ISBN: 9781853394041
ISBN-10: 1853394041
Series: Manual of Practical Management
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st February 1997
Publisher: ITDG Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.41