Ranjani K.Murthy's Blog – October 2014 Archive (2)

Dilemmas of development- reflections on a visit

I visited Khandwa district, Madhya Pradesh, India this month with the impressive NGO Eficor

There were remote villages untouched by 'mainstream development'. There were also villages near the town of Khalwa where industries had come up and health services were accessible. Interestingly children were better nourished (records of ICDS- weight by age) in the remote area, than the accessible one. Institutional delivery was however higher in the developed area. The remote…

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Added by Ranjani K.Murthy on October 25, 2014 at 17:06 — No Comments

Doing things right or doing the right things? Lessons from participation in EES, 2014

Participation in EES, 2014 was an excellent opportunity to rethink assumptions, meet friends again and see bits of Dublin.

What did I learn from the four days I spent at EES? I learnt from 'systems-thinkers' the distinction between doing things right and doing the right things.  If one has the wrong theory of change but a plan of action, one can land up doing planned things right, but not the right thing to address the issue that one wants to address be it poverty, HIV/AIDS, equity…

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Added by Ranjani K.Murthy on October 8, 2014 at 16:30 — 2 Comments

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