The Power of Peer Learning: Networks and Development Cooperation

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März 2008



Cautioning that solutions provided by outside experts are often rejected or politely shelved, this guide for development-assistance professionals argues instead for the creation of ongoing networks that link managers in emerging economies with colleagues in developed nations. Since this collaborative model is not hierarchical, the discussion explains, top-down management techniques have to be replaced with a new mindset; examples of both effective and ineffective peer networks are provided, along with specific techniques for peer mentoring, negotiating, and reaching consensus in cross-cultural meetings.


Jean-H. Guilmette is the former director of the International Development Research Centre's division for central and Eastern Europe initiatives, director of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's Sahel Club, former executive director of the African Development Bank, and director general of the strategic planning unit in the Africa and Middle East Branch of the Canadian International Development Agency. He lives in Gatineau, Canada.
EAN: 9788171886227
ISBN: 8171886221
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2008
Seitenanzahl: 257 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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