The Aga Khan Rural Support Programme: A Journey through Grassroots Development

Hardcover | July 1, 2009

byShoaib Sultan Khan

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The book is a narration of participatory development experience in the rural areas of South Asia. It is meant for both the professional and lay reader interested in poverty alleviation and rural development. The lessons learned in rural development based on the author's work over the lastfifty years in various areas of South Asia are narrated in the context of "working within the system and living within the means". The basic principles of rural development are described through the process of engaging rural men and women to shape their lives. Inspirational contents of the efforts of rural people are combined with operational details of interaction between these people and professionals to ignite hope and offerguidelines for changing the lives of the teeming millions by mobilizing their own potential. The book would be of interest not only to professionals in the non profit sector but policy makers and development managers in the government because it offers insight about enabling government to reach thepoor at the household level through social mobilization. The book is a valuable addition to the knowledge on people-centered development and evidence based advocacy for policy change conducive to sustainable development.

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The book is a narration of participatory development experience in the rural areas of South Asia. It is meant for both the professional and lay reader interested in poverty alleviation and rural development. The lessons learned in rural development based on the author's work over the lastfifty years in various areas of South Asia are n...

Shoaib Sultan Khan studied literature, law and Public Administration at the Universities of Lucknow and Cambridge. He served for 25 years as a CSP Officer in the Government of Pakistan, 12 years with the Geneva-based Aga Khan Foundation and 14 years with UNICEF and UNDP. Since 2005 he is involved with the Rural Support Programmes of P...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:350 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.98 inPublished:July 1, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195476689

ISBN - 13:9780195476682

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Table of Contents

Glossary of NamesGlossary of TermsForewordSection I: Origins and Early Experiences1. An Autobiographical Introduction2. The Daudzai Project3. The Personal Diary of a UN Consultant in Japan4. Letters from Sri Lanka - The Mahaweli Ganga Project5. Transition from the Civil Service to the Aga Khan FoundationSection II: AKRSP6. His Highness The Aga Khan's Vision of AKRSP7. My Introduction to AKRSP8. The Aga Khan Rural Support Programme: Goals and Operating Principles9. Programme Impact and the Numbers Game10. Partners in Development11. Community Mobilization at AKRSP12. Women, Equity and Economic Justice13. New Management Paradigm14. Dr. Akhter Hameed KhanSection III: Scaling Up and Replication15. Scaling up and replication16. A Case Study of Advocacy with the Government17. SAPAP and Andhra Pradesh