NGOs and the Replication Trap

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Technoserve, 1989 - Technical assistance - 13 pages

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accept that while accidental achieved by sticking adding some special advance of project agricultural enterprise develop analyzing lessons learned based on impatience business plan cation Central America cial cles comparative advantage Continuum Moves towards cookbook CORNELL UNIVERSITY costs creating comparative advantage culture department in 1984 designing something called devel developing countries development process difficulty of jumping economic economist effects in fundamental Evaluation of why expanding to grow experience experiment and perfect exponential type far talked farmers feasibility studies feedlots FINDINGS 89 Ford Foundation fundamental social goals funding Ghana Given the still goals of replication Grameen Grameen Bank grassroots greater impact grounded in smallness grow in impact holds that promise impulse to replicate incorporate too influence macro policy influence policy internal International Development Judith Tendler jumping towards exponential Kenya lication limited low-income MANN LIBRARY means of replicating mechanistic ment methodology model house multiplier effects NGO fantasy NGOs want NGOs—those NON-TRADITIONAL REPLICATION OECD often opment orga organiza organizations orthodoxy from lessons perfect a pilot PILOT PROJECT EMBARRASSMENT POLICY ANALYSIS PROGRAM pressure to replicate principles embod program in sectors proj project in Ghana project is deemed project success projects with donors public sector QUESTIONABLE PRESSURES R&PA repeating a model REPLICATE PROJECTS replication are achiev replication past REPLICATION TRAP Thomas Replicationists say our donors shortcuts where none something called replicabUity something worth replicating staff still new nature STRICT CONSTRUCTION Technoserve tendency thinking about replication Third World thus creating comparative tion tional too much orthodoxy TRADITIONAL REPLICATION transfer TRAP Thomas W true about projects typology of replication ultimately reach high underlying principles while diffi

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