- Affiliation: Coady Institute
Alison Mathie holds a PhD in Program Evaluation and Planning from Cornell University, a MA in Sociology from the University of Guelph, and a MA in Geography (Hons) from the University of Edinburgh. Alison has over 30 years of experience in the international development field in participatory development and evaluation, formal and non-formal education, rural and urban women’s organizations, and gender analysis of macro-economic policy. At the Coady Institute, she is primarily involved in collaborative partnerships and viagra online order conducting research and designing educational programs in asset-based community-driven development (ABCD).
Books by Alison Mathie
Communities Changing the Course of Their Own Development
Edited by Gordon Cunningham, Alison Mathie
Communities worldwide act on their own initiative, drawing on their own resources of leadership and solidarity and, in spite of poverty, to achieve their own goals. Development practitioners have too often viewed poor communities as helpless and disadvantaged and have encouraged their dependency. Yet if instead communities are recognized as having social and cultural as well as material assets, then their capacity to negotiate external assistance on their own terms will be strengthened. &ldquo… (more information)
Edited by John Gaventa, Alison Mathie
This collection of eleven cases of citizens organizing for change in Canada and the United States gives form and substance to the ideal of a new economy based on fairness and environmental sustainability. These are stories of local citizens responding to the economically distorting effects of globalization, the environmental degradation brought about by industrial development and a deep concern about climate change. Grappling with complex problems in their local communities, they are forging… (more information)