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dc.contributor.authorChambers, Robert
dc.identifier.citationChambers, R. (1988) Normal Professionalism and the Early Project Process: Problems and Solutions, IDS Discussion Paper 247, Brighton: IDS. Also paper for the conference Project Identification in Developing Countries 7–11 September 1987, Institute for Development Policy and Management, University of Manchesteren_GB
dc.description.abstractThe early project process is dominated by engineers and economists, and preoccupations with infrastructure, budgets, schedules, and quantification. The way professionals and organisations think and operate biases the process against poor people. A new professionalism and a new paradigm start with people rather than things, and adaptive processes rather than blueprints. Practical implications for thls approach include the need for calibre, commitment and continuity in field staff, restraint in funding, use of methods of rapid rural appraisal, and support for 'learning projects' without deadlines or targets.en_GB
dc.publisherInstitute of Development Studies (UK)en_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion papers;247en_GB
dc.titleNormal professionalism and the early project process: problems and solutionsen_GB
dc.typeSeries paper (IDS)en_GB

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