Working with children as stakeholders in development: the challenges of organisational change

Jason Hart, Marianne Bo Paludan, Lene Steffen, Geoff O'Donoghue

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Abstract

This article considers the challenges of promoting children's participation in development programming. It argues against the tendency to see the main obstacle to achieving this aim as technical. Instead it explores the institutional dimensions of change that may be required. The experience of a four-year process of training and organisational review within Save the Children Denmark provides the substance for reflection about the kinds of cultural and structural change that are implicated in enabling a development organisation to become capable of engaging young people as stakeholders in a meaningful and sustainable manner.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)330-342
Number of pages13
JournalDevelopment in Practice
Volume21
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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Working with children as stakeholders in development: the challenges of organisational change. / Hart, Jason; Paludan, Marianne Bo; Steffen, Lene; O'Donoghue, Geoff.

In: Development in Practice, Vol. 21, No. 3, 2011, p. 330-342.

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Hart, Jason ; Paludan, Marianne Bo ; Steffen, Lene ; O'Donoghue, Geoff. / Working with children as stakeholders in development: the challenges of organisational change. In: Development in Practice. 2011 ; Vol. 21, No. 3. pp. 330-342.
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