This paper explores issues in North-South development partnership, in the context of an experience of South-North cooperation in integrating gender awareness into social work curriculum in Nicaragua. Reflections on this experience produce a recommendation of acompañamiento as a model of international development practice. Informed by a ‘gender and development’ approach, this model can help our southern partners become genuine architects of their own change processes, rather than passive recipients of development assistance.

doi.org/10.1080/02255189.1995.9669627
Canadian Journal of Development Studies
School of Social Work

Wilson, M.G. (Maureen G.), & Whitmore, E. (1995). Accompanying the Process: Principles for International Development Practice. Canadian Journal of Development Studies, 16(4), 61–77. doi:10.1080/02255189.1995.9669627