Public Policy and Programs

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Governments' 'hands-off' attitude toward women's economic development is hampering some very creative citizens in their climb out of poverty. WRED's Carol Rock urges women to confront the necessity...
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Is public policy advocacy a worthwhile way for CED activists to spend their time? Probably not, if their onslaught is isolated in time, space, or numbers. That's why the Canadian CED Network has...
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The often sorry record of government in community economic development has important lessons for future CED program designers. Ingrained socio-economic distress requires long-term, multidimensional...
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The Bush Administration's interest in faith-based community initiatives has generated little that is new and nothing that is earth-shaking. Unfortunately, the controversy may stir up enthusiasm for...
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A training program in British Columbia applies a powerful combination to co-op development: the resources of federal self-employment assistance and the wisdom of Ernesto Sirolli's Enterprise...
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Development Isle Madame is a truly community-based development corporation with an enviable record of performance. Why should it go starved of core funding when the provincial government has millions...
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The federal Liberals' Innovation Strategy misses the point. Community-led innovation is what is making a difference in this country and deserves government attention. Community-led innovation is...
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Regional economic adjustment can become a venue for towns and villages, already in crisis, to quarrel over government grants. In the Fisheries Legacy Trust, the towns, villages, and Community Futures...
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How relevant is the federal government to human capital development in this country, when the greatest advances lie in the strategies devised by local organizations to suit local circumstances? Joe...
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Practical yet comprehensive in orientation, rooted in practice yet at the same time providing a critical link to key policy issues, this book has struck many practitioners as 'the best book on...