We begin by considering the many ways that 'poverty' can be understood and we
look at two main economic theories about how to reduce it.
This leads to various
theories about 'globalisation' and how local people can have more control over
what happens to them.
We then consider the idea of 'stakeholders' and the role
they have to play in the globalised world where participatory democracy is
The last part is more practical. It suggests that stakeholder groups will be
more efficient and effective when they agree on a clear set of 'goals,
targets, activities and indicators'.