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Empowering Institutions: Indigenous Lessons and Policy Perils


Eversole, R, Empowering Institutions: Indigenous Lessons and Policy Perils, Development, 53, (1) pp. 77-82. ISSN 1011-6370 (2010) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1057/dev.2009.81


Robyn Eversole explores how indigenous movements see institutional change as key to development and empowerment, examining the recent Bolivian experience. In Bolivia, a country where the majority of citizens are indigenous peoples, there have been significant efforts to re-design governing institutions in more culturally relevant and locally accessible ways. The Bolivian experience shows that institutions can indeed become more participatory, but that the link between institutional change and poverty reduction depends on complex dynamics at both micro and macro scales. Eversole argues that understanding the 'culture' of institutions is central to the quest to empower poor communities.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Development Empowerment
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Anthropology
Research Field:Anthropology of development
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Schools and learning environments
Objective Field:Policies and development
UTAS Author:Eversole, R (Professor Robyn Eversole)
ID Code:64659
Year Published:2010
Deposited By:Institute for Regional Development
Deposited On:2010-08-16
Last Modified:2015-02-12
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