Search for dissertations about: "community development"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 689 swedish dissertations containing the words community development.

  1. 1. Governing Development : The Millennium Development Goals and Gender Policy Change in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Author : Helena Hede Skagerlind; Jonas Tallberg; Kristina Jönsson; Jeffrey Checkel; Mathias Koenig-Archibugi; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Millennium Development Goals; sustainable development; gender equality; human rights; performance indicators; United Nations; Sub-Saharan Africa; Kenya; Ethiopia; economic conditionality; social influence; statsvetenskap; Political Science;

    Abstract : Recent decades have witnessed an upsurge in the use of different forms of global performance assessments as a means to influence the behavior of states. Within the area of international development, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) reinforced the practice of development governance through global performance indicators (GPIs) and gained considerable agenda-setting power among the international development community. READ MORE

  2. 2. Livelihood Implications of Large-Scale Land Concessions in Mozambique : A case of family farmers’ endurance

    Author : Juliana Porsani; Kari Lehtilä; Rickard Lalander; Lowe Börjeson; Randi Kaarhus; Södertörns högskola; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Large-scale land acquisitions; land concessions; land grabs; livelihoods; family farmers; peasants; gender; community consultations; popular deliberation; cultural ecosystem services; Mozambique; Lower Limpopo Valley; Environmental Studies; Miljövetenskapliga studier;

    Abstract : This thesis examines the process and the implications of large-scale land acquisitions (LSLAs) for local livelihoods, especially the livelihoods of those who make a living from farming. These individuals were historically known as peasants and are now more commonly referred to as smallholders, small-scale farmers or family farmers. READ MORE

  3. 3. Integrated Community Energy Systems

    Author : Binod Prasad Koirala; Mehrdad Ghandari; Rudi A. Hakvoort; Reinier Van der Veen; KTH; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Distributed energy resources; community energy; local energy systems; institutional design; smart grids; energy system integration; community engagement; Energiteknik; Energy Technology; Electrical Engineering; Elektro- och systemteknik;

    Abstract : Energy systems across the globe are going through a radical transformation as a result of technological and institutional changes, depletion of fossil fuel resources, and climate change. Accordingly, local energy initiatives are emerging and increasing number of the business models are focusing on the end-users. READ MORE

  4. 4. Community-based customer involvement for improving packaged software development

    Author : Helena Holmström; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Packaged software development; software improvement; virtual communities; customer involvement; community knowledge; community-based customer involvement;

    Abstract : Noting the widespread use of virtual communities for interacting with customers, this thesis explores the role of virtual communities for involving distributed customers in packaged software development (psd) and the opportunities and challenges that are associated with this. While the idea of involving customers in software development is not new, it is yet to gain momentum in psd. READ MORE

  5. 5. Relational Destination Development : Case Studies on the Significance of Tourism Networks

    Author : Sara Nordin; Anders Malmberg; Håkan Håkansson; Magnus Bohlin; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; economic geography; tourism geography; local development; destination; tourism; networks; social capital; destination governance; clusters; tourism innovation; evolution; Åre Sweden; Icehotel; desti-nation; Icehotel.;

    Abstract : Destination development has become a key issue in local and regional development. In particular, many governments recognize the industry's potential for fostering economic growth and development. READ MORE