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.
Canadian Journal of Development Studies
School of Social Work

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