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Development, Impact Assessment and the Praise Culture

Author: Phillips, S. et al.
Author Background:
Date 3/2000
Type Journal
Journal Title: Critique-of-Anthropology
Volume/Pages 20(1) 47-66
Subject Matter Community Development
Abstract Uses the concept of discourse to analyze an assessment of the impacts of a development project that sought to apply a community-based approach to the delivery of urban services. Impact assessment can never achieve the objectivity that development practitioners seek. The truth is not something out there waiting to be documented, but rather a story to be written by those performing the assessment. Moreover, the resistance & negotiation strategies used by both the assessors & those being assessed can have a profound influence on what is known about a project & its impacts. 12 References. Adapted from the source document