Information, management and participation : a new approach from public health in Brazil / Francesco Notarbartolo di Villarosa.Material type: TextPublication details: London ; Portland, Or. : Frank Cass, 1998. Description: 1 online resource (xx, 145 pages) : mapsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780203988633; 0203988639; 9780714647982; 0714647985; 9780714643533; 071464353X; 9781135777371; 1135777373; 9781135777326; 1135777322; 9781135777364; 1135777365; 9781138419193; 1138419192; 1280150424; 9781280150425; 9786610150427; 6610150427Subject(s): Public health -- Research -- Brazil -- Salvador -- Methodology | Public health -- Brazil -- Salvador -- Data processing | Public health -- Brazil -- Salvador -- Decision making | Medical Informatics | Public Health | Electronic Data Processing | Research Design | HEALTH & FITNESS -- Health Care Issues | MEDICAL -- Public Health | MEDICAL -- Health Policy | HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- General | MEDICAL -- Diseases | MEDICAL -- Health Care Delivery | Public health -- Data processing | Public health -- Decision making | Public health -- Research -- Methodology | Brazil -- SalvadorGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Information, management and participation.DDC classification: 362.1/0981 LOC classification: RA440.87.B6 | N68 1998ebNLM classification: 1999 B-725 | WA 26.5Online resources: Click here to access online
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Based on the author's thesis (DPhil--Institute of Development, University of Sussex).
Includes bibliographical references (pages 133-138) and index.
Print version record.
1. People-oriented activities : from blueprint and process to specificity and flexibility -- 2. Knowledge-building, decision-making and information-handling : an introduction to the case-study of Pau da Lima -- 3. The pilot project of Pau da Lima : its context and characteristics -- 4. Knowledge-building in Pau da Lima : data collection -- 5. Knowledge-building in Pau da Lima : data processing -- 6. Data use for decision-making.
In order to alleviate poverty, people-oriented projects (those dealing with activities such as institutional development, health, family planning, education, and rural development) must be well-targeted towards the most vulnerable groups. However, official 'top-down' information is incapable of identifying, prioritising and 'marking out' these groups at a local level, and the result is too often an unfair, inefficient and ineffective allocation and use of the resources of social programmes. The author argues that a 'process approach' is often necessary to geneate relevant knowledge about local.