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Tibetans in The Netherlands. Perception of the environment and expectations for the future
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In February 2001 a combined research- and photo project has been initiated on Tibetans in The Netherlands. Enthusiastically received by the Tibet Support Group Netherlands, and with their organisational support, this research will investigate the way Tibetan refugees experience their life in The Netherlands and their future outlook regarding the situation in Tibet. This is the first project of this kind among Tibetans in The Netherlands, and initial literature study has made clear that sofar in none of the Tibetan exile countries in the world any substantial scientifical research has been done on this subject, apart from two extensive studies in the 1970s and 1980s in Switzerland. The interviewing has started in April 2001 and several interviews have been succesfully conducted since then. At the same time the photo series has taken off with photos of public events like demonstrations, a filmfestival, a concert and the anniversary of the Dalai Lama. At a later stage a selected group of Tibetans will feature in a photo series.
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Participation of target groups in IRDP's in Sri Lanka
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Since the end of the 1970s the Dutch government, by the Ministry for Developing Co-operation, was co-financing two Integrated Rural Development Projects (IRDP) in Sri Lanka. Both projects were following five year plans. At the end of each five year term the projects were reviewed by a Dutch-Sri Lankan evaluation committee. Following an evaluation, the projects were visited by a formulation mission which gave advise and directions for the formulation - by the project management - of the new five year plans.
In Dutch development co-operation policy during the early 1990s, participation of the target groups - as a way to enhance the success of the projects - was one of the key words. The idea was, that, if the people for whom the projects were meant, participated in the planning and implementation of the projects, they would feel more responsible for it. In this way, implementation, continuation and result would be more successfull.
As part of the 1993 Formulation Misson, headed by Dr. Philip Quarles van Ufford of the Free University Amsterdam NL, special attention was paid to the level of participation of the target groups of the IRDP's in Nuwara Eliya and Ratnapura. After an introduction in the specific activities of each project, several project locations were visited and interviews held with the participants.
The findings of each project were published in the reports of the Formulation Mission on each project (see for details under "publications").

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Ayurveda and Allopathy in Kerala, India. Government policy and medical orientations
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1985, Kerala, South India. Research as part of the MA study Cultural Anthropology/Non-western Sociology, at the Free University Amsterdam, NL. Co-researcher Mrs. Ingrid de Groot MA.
 
 
 
 

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