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
Category: Business & Economics
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.
“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
Author: Lauren Barnholdt
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Juvenile Fiction
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?
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
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?
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 ...
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
Category: Biography & Autobiography
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.
'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.
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 .
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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
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
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
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 ...
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... 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 ...
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
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 ...
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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
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 .
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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
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
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 ...
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