Project logic, organisational practices and human autonomy; Four foreign-aided projects in Nicaragua and El Salvador

Muñiz Castillo, Mirtha R. (2010). Project logic, organisational practices and human autonomy; Four foreign-aided projects in Nicaragua and El Salvador. n/a.

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    Author Muñiz Castillo, Mirtha R.
    Title Project logic, organisational practices and human autonomy; Four foreign-aided projects in Nicaragua and El Salvador
    Publication Date 2010
    Place of Publication Maastricht
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    Abstract This article aims to connect human development thinking to the operational realities of project design, management and evaluation. It explores how foreign-aided projects influence the local participants�۪ autonomy, considering that enhanced autonomy promotes long-run development effectiveness. It examines their project logic and explores the stakeholders�۪ various project theories, including assumptions and values. It looks not only at the expected changes but also at the actual felt changes in participants�۪ lives and consciousness, based on organisational practices. Evidence from four projects in Nicaragua and El Salvador indicates that managers need to understand project logic well beyond a ���logframe�۪. Project practices reveal the implicit real assumptions and affect the participants�۪ autonomy and the projects�۪ effectiveness and sustainability. When practices constrain the opportunities and felt competence of individuals to help themselves, the ���development�۪ promoted is not sustainable. In contrast, project planners and managers should consciously select autonomy-supportive practices to further sustainable human development. Keywords: Autonomy, project logic, organisational practices, human development
    Copyright Holder UNU-MERIT
    Copyright Year 2010
    Copyright type Creative commons
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