Can We Know Better

Can We Know Better

This book is intended for all who are committed to human wellbeing and who want to make our world fairer, safer and more fulfilling for everyone, especially those who are 'last'.

Author: Robert Chambers

Publisher: Practical Action

ISBN: 1853399442

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 210

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This book is intended for all who are committed to human wellbeing and who want to make our world fairer, safer and more fulfilling for everyone, especially those who are "last." It argues that to do better we need to know better. It provides evidence that what we believe we know in international development is often distorted or unbalanced by errors, myths, biases and blind spots. Undue weight has been attached to standardized methodologies such as randomized control trials, systematic reviews, and competitive bidding: these are shown to have huge transaction costs which are rarely if ever recognized in their enormity. Robert Chambers contrasts a Newtonian paradigm in which the world is seen and understood as controllable with a paradigm of complexity which recognizes that the real world of social processes and power relations is messy and unpredictable. To confront the challenges of complex and emergent realities requires a revolutionary new professionalism. This is underpinned by a new combination of canons of rigor expressed through eclectic methodological pluralism and participatory approaches which reverse and transform power relations. Promising developments include rapid innovations in participatory ICTs, participatory statistics, and the Reality Check Approach with its up-to-date and rigorously grounded insights. Fundamental to the new professionalism, in every country and context, are reflexivity, facilitation, groundtruthing, and personal mindsets, behavior, attitudes, empathy and love. Robert Chambers surveys the past world of international development, and his own past views, with an honest and critical eye, and then launches into the world of complexity with a buoyant enthusiasm. He draws on almost six decades of experience in varied roles in Africa, South Asia and elsewhere as practitioner, trainer, manager, teacher, evaluator and field researcher, also working in UNHCR and the Ford Foundation. He is a Research Associate and Emeritus Professor at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, his base for many years. Can We Know Better? is essential reading for researchers and students of development, for policy makers and evaluators, and for all those working towards the better world of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Categories: Business & Economics

Devon Delaney Should Totally Know Better

Devon Delaney Should Totally Know Better

“I don't think we can hire an actor,” I say, “I mean, we don't have any money.” Well
, Lexi does. But I don't think it would be fair to ask her to finance a fake ex-
boyfriend. “So who do we know?" I run through a list of people in my head, hot
guys ...

Author: Lauren Barnholdt

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416996796

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

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Devon Delaney cannot believe she's lying again. But the thing is, she couldn't help it. Her new boyfriend, Luke, is talking to his (gorgeous) ex-girlfriend, Bailey Barelli (!!!), every single day in mock trial. Devon couldn't just stand by and let him find out that she'd never dated anyone else before. Could she? Oopsie. Too late now. To show how totally unaffected she is by Bailey's obvious Luke hang-up, Devon invents a fake ex-boyfriend of her own: Greg. Fab! What could go wrong? But it isn't long before Devon finds herself in the middle of another supergigantic lie. Can Devon come clean in time to keep the guy? Or will she lose everything due to another lie?
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Know Better Do Better

Know Better  Do Better

We all have something in common. We want our children to do better in life than we did. This will take work. So, let me ask you one question. Are you willing to do the work that is required?

Author: Elmo Overton

Publisher: Bookbaby

ISBN: 1543998291

Category: Self-Help

Page: 216

View: 533

This is not a how-to book. I am trying to sound the battle cry. We were never meant to be apathetic complainers or immature wimps. We were called to reach for greatness. I want to encourage the faint-hearted, the defeated, and the disinformed. Get your mind right, because this is a call to wake up, man up, and rise up. It is time for us to be the heads of our households, the role models for the younger generation, the registered voters, the leaders in our communities, and the property and business owners. We all have something in common. We want our children to do better in life than we did. This will take work. So, let me ask you one question. Are you willing to do the work that is required?
Categories: Self-Help

European slavery or Scenes from married life

European slavery  or  Scenes from married life

They do not know of them , and if one talks to them of Women ' s Rights , think
one means the right ( a right not denied ) to ... But now we know better , and shall
take it as an axiom that it is the weakminded who have the most obvious right to ...

Author: Clephane Rose

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:590854156

Category: Electronic books

Page: 115

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Categories: Electronic books

More Love Less Panic

More Love  Less Panic

We can see so much further than our kids can, and all that knowledge about the
future does nothing but make us miserable. Because we know what they should
be worried about, we worry for them. We know how much better their lives would
 ...

Author: Claude Knobler

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698147829

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 597

In this heartwarming and hilarious memoir, Claude Knobler describes how he learned the hard way that the apple actually can fall far from the tree—and that’s Okay. Already the biological parents of a seven-year-old son and a five-year-old daughter, Claude Knobler and his wife decided to adopt Nati, a five-year-old Ethiopian boy who seemed different from Knobler in every conceivable way. After more than five years spent trying to turn his wild, silly, adopted African son into a quiet, neurotic, Jewish guy like himself, Knobler realized the importance of having the courage to love, accept, and let go of his children. In this wonderfully written memoir, Knobler explains how his experiences raising Nati led him to learn a lesson that applied equally well to parenting his biological children: It’s essential to spend the time we are given with our children to love them and enjoy them, rather than push and mold them into who we think they should be.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Adventures of a Bicycle Frame Builder Old Enough To Know Better

The Adventures of a Bicycle Frame Builder   Old Enough To Know Better

'I'll tell you what,' I ventured, 'we'll head towards Hawes, but if it's proving too
much we can stop on the way. We can ... and out of breath. I was in my element,
on high ground in open country, with wide-open views 91 Old Enough to Know
Better.

Author: Malc Cowle

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781445777863

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Congressional Record

Congressional Record

We know better how to spend I think perhaps we could better say your money
than you do yourselves . " bloated . " Mr. SHORT . Mr. Chairman , will the Mr.
KNUTSON . I believe Senator gentleman yield ? BYRD uses the term " padded .

Author: United States. Congress

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32437010723217

Category: Law

Page:

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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)
Categories: Law

St Nicholas Conducted by M M Dodge

St  Nicholas  Conducted by M M  Dodge

I shall night . They ran and embraced father and mother , never forget how
beautiful everything was . " and told them of the ... and laughingly held they would
say , “ We know better , for we were up his old jacket . with them in the gold castle
.

Author: Saint-Nicholas

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:555033600

Category:

Page:

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An Examination of Sir William Hamilton s Philosophy

An Examination of Sir William Hamilton s Philosophy

We know it not , and can assert nothing of it with a meaning . ... We should have
more sensations ; phenomena would exist to us of which we have at present no
conception ; and we might know better than we now do , many of those which are
 ...

Author: John Stuart Mill

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112106069559

Category: Philosophy

Page: 650

View: 231

Categories: Philosophy

The Lancet

The Lancet

Even when we do than before , but that we also know better how to use tbe not
know the chemical structure of a drug ... This , I believe , can only be done by
giving better than many sparrows , and who , to the question that them a thorough
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044103079398

Category: Medicine

Page:

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Categories: Medicine

The Way to Life

The Way to Life

Nor can we know how low he stooped to save us , till we know the height from
whence he came . Came ? Did he not come of humble ... But we know better -
see further into the “ mystery of godliness . " God manifest in the flesh , he had a ...

Author: Thomas Guthrie

Publisher:

ISBN: COLUMBIA:CR60033827

Category: Presbyterian Church

Page: 336

View: 883

Categories: Presbyterian Church

Christmas Books

Christmas Books

We know better , you know , but ” . “ No , we don't know better , " interposed John .
... And , though I don't think your good lady's very friendly to me , in this matter ,
still she can't help herself from falling into my views , for there's a compactness ...

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X000944695

Category: Christmas stories, English

Page:

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Categories: Christmas stories, English

Religion morals health wealth and politics for the people by J Bentley

Religion  morals  health  wealth and politics for the people  by J  Bentley

And should we in our puny strength and vain reasoning say , “ We will not have
these things as thou hast made them ; but will alter this , mend that and entirely
change the course of the other , of thy laws , for we know better what will make us
 ...

Author: Joseph Bentley

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:600074002

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The Church

The Church

How much food for cheerful contentment is supplied by that one question , “
Should it be according to thy mind ? " How gently the inquiry chides us for the
presumption of thinking that we know better than He who s . doeth according to
His will ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:555008381

Category:

Page:

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Cottage Hearth

Cottage Hearth

Those were good old days , though no one would call them back ; both master
and slave are best as they are no The ... to know better , and were the penalty
lighter we would do as with the simple remedies , let them meddle or be careless
and ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015039649010

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The English Illustrated Magazine

The English Illustrated Magazine

She would have nothing to say to one of them , was an old woman whose name I
have for and as they received no ... Not that I believe there's ting a line — but it
can't be denied that he'd any harm in her . ' a rare ... alike , but we know better .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951000730945O

Category:

Page:

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American Agriculturist

American Agriculturist

The hogs root ont and consume the horn dust , and as it costs $ 80 a ton , I. W.
wants to know if he loscs anything in the process . We sliould ... We can not tell .
and by no means allow such to be robbed , thus infecting Better try a little . others
.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:C2641275

Category: Agriculture

Page:

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Categories: Agriculture

Personality the Beginning and End of Metaphysics and a Necessary Assumption in All Positive Philosophy

Personality the Beginning and End of Metaphysics and a Necessary Assumption in All Positive Philosophy

completed into the thing itself ; because , should that be denied , we find on a
second trial that at present it can . We consider not that the fantastical desire of
showing liberty is here the motive of our action . ” As to the ... We know better . We
feel ...

Author: Alfred Williams Momerie

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015009044051

Category: Ontology

Page: 134

View: 740

Categories: Ontology

Godey s Lady s Book

Godey s Lady s Book

We are quoting from memory ; so , if incorrect , we beg pardon of those who know
better Love is the passion par ... The utmost are lonely , and who at all times and
in all cir . it can do is to brave the mischances of delay , cumstances give us ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000111686964

Category: Costume

Page:

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Categories: Costume

The Shamrock

The Shamrock

We know better than that , can help me a great deal , though not in that Helen . I
have no kindred , as I already told way . Everything now depends upon you . "
you . My parents died when I was so young Mabel instinctively felt what was
coming ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433088319508

Category: English literature

Page:

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Categories: English literature