Collecting DTRA Data in Chaguite, Nicaragua

Abstract:

In recent years, international development has adopted several theories and methodologies that differ from one another, essentially detailing the manner in which to alleviate poverty and address social concerns in a given community. Community Based Participatory Research, a theory on this very subject, states that in order for a community to become less marginalized, it must increase its capacity. According to Goodman, capacity is composed of both participation and leadership (1998). Without these two dimensions of social structures, a community does not have the ability to determine its needs and respond appropriately.

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