Development from within

October 29, 2018

A book based on the extraordinary experience of Manavodaya, a non-profit organisation in India that has facilitated self-help groups among poor villagers and trained development practitioners for over 20 years.


Varun Vidyarthi, leader of Manavodaya and the book’s co-author, says that ‘development from below’ is not enough. The key to social change is development from within – change in individual and group consciousness. This change leads to collective capacity for self-management among people’s organisations.

The book takes the form of a conversation between people both deeply interested in community and social change but who are in opposite positions: East and West; academic and practitioner. Patricia Wilson, the other co-author is an American professor of planning and participatory development.


Authors: Vidyarthi and Wilson

Price: £17.50 inc P&P (size 231 x 155mm)


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