Can community development practice survive neoliberalism in Aotearoa New Zealand?

This article discusses the development and contested nature of community development practice and the effects of neoliberalism on community development in Aotearoa New Zealand. We describe how community development has been constructed and influenced by the neoliberal environment since the early 1980s. In this country neoliberal policies transformed the community and voluntary sector with community … Continue reading Can community development practice survive neoliberalism in Aotearoa New Zealand?

Community Development: Insights for practitioners in Aotearoa New Zealand

Description This book examines the depth and breadth of experience in community work practice in Aotearoa New Zealand with examples from practice from 13 community workers working in the Otago and Southland/Murihiku region. While the examples are drawn from this area, their application is universal, encompassing the theory and practice ('praxis') of community development as both a process … Continue reading Community Development: Insights for practitioners in Aotearoa New Zealand

Achieve Gender Equality to Deliver the SDGs

Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world. Gender equality is an enabler and accelerator for all the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The gender-responsive implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development offers an opportunity to achieve not only SDG 5 (gender equality), … Continue reading Achieve Gender Equality to Deliver the SDGs

The Role of Local Strategies in Reducing Child Poverty – Expert Advisory Group on Child Poverty (NZ)

"The poor social outcomes associated with child poverty are most sharply felt at the family and community levels - in homes, streets and neighbourhoods. It follows that local strategies are a vital element in any policy framework designed to combat and reduce child poverty. This Background Paper examines the role that communities, non-government organisations and local government authorities … Continue reading The Role of Local Strategies in Reducing Child Poverty – Expert Advisory Group on Child Poverty (NZ)