DevNet 2002

DevNet 2002: Contesting Development: Pathways to Better Practice

5-7 December | Massey University | Palmerston North


Massey’s Institute of Development Studies hosted the 3rd biennial conference. This event was attended by over 250 people; 92 papers were offered along with keynote addresses and panel discussions.

Key themes

  • development research and education
  • Maori development
  • North-South relations
  • trade issues
  • governance and participation
  • AIDS, health and gender
  • appropriate technologies
  • post-conflict development
  • development projects

Key sessions

  • three panel sessions (trade, governance and human rights) organised by NZAID to encourage feedback on NZAID strategies and policies
  • a special meeting on development internship courses
  • the launch of the ‘State of the World’s Population’ report
  • a workshop on participatory monitoring and evaluation

Conference proceedings

‘Contesting Development: Pathways to Better Practice’ is available from a number of libraries: Global Focus Aotearoa Library (WDEV), Lincoln University Library (LIU), Open Polytechnic of New Zealand Library (WEDT), University of Waikato, Central Library (HU).