Tools and Techniques

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"When I use a word," says Humpty Dumpty to Alice, "it means just what I choose it to mean." That sort of liberty plays havoc if people are to use "results," "indicators," "benchmarks," and other...
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A clarification of the dimensions, characteristics, regional variation, and effectiveness of community economic development on the basis of an extensive study of relevant French and English language...
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Their great size and market notwithstanding, Cooperative Home Care Associates (New York) and Childspace Day Care Centers (Philadelphia) have plenty to teach Canada's co-operators and other CED...
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What then is the size, nature, and scope of CED in Canada? Who are the actors, the supporters, the beneficiaries? This initial profile, completed on the basis of a recent survey of hundreds of...
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This isn't about more electronic interconnections for consumers. We mean citizens who together use information to understand and manage their communities more effectively. "Benchmarks" and "...
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Cynicism and apathy are the bugbears of community action. But it is possible to mobilize a critical mass of public support if information is used to empower, rather than to manipulate.
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Social development is only meaningful when it is part of a strategy that aims explicitly to build enterprises, partnerships, and opportunities for people to be productive. Empowerment is CED's...
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A community's inhabitants are themselves coming to be considered a natural resource, & training and skill development a top priority. No matter how a community organizes its economic strategies,...
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This story of this hypothetical person, based on the actual experiences of several people, demonstrates many of the disincentives to employment and independence that must be addressed by any reform...
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Summarizes the submission of the Centre for Community Enterprise to the Parliamentary Committee on Human Resource Development in November 1994. Mere reform to social security will soon become...