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These are health, HIV and AIDS, participation and governance, secure livelihoods and education. We're committed to gender equality in all our work so that men and women have equal opportunities to realise their potential. Our strategy We believe that putting people at the heart of development is the only way to make a real difference in the world. Our strategy People First sets out how we aim to achieve our vision of a world without poverty. Advocacy and campaigns VSO supports disadvantaged communities by bringing their stories and experience to the attention of the public and decision-makers worldwide. Partnerships Partnerships are key to how we work. Sharing good practice Our international knowledge sharing programme gives people the chance to visit or work in another country to learn and share good practice with agencies there. INTRAC. Sustainable Development Communications Network (SDCN) The Sustainable Development Communications Network (SDCN) is a group of leading civil society organizations seeking to accelerate the implementation of sustainable development through broader, integrated information and communications about what we know.

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The economist as therapist: Behavioural economics and "light" pa

In contrast to traditional 'heavy-handed' approaches to paternalism, light paternalistic policies aim to enhance individual choice without restricting it. Although light paternalism is a 'growth industry' in economics, a number of methodological issues that it raises have not been adequately addressed. The first issue is how a particular pattern of behavior should be judged as a mistake, and, relatedly, how the success of paternalistic policies designed to rectify such mistakes should be evaluated – i.e.

,the welfare criterion that should be used to judge light paternalistic policies. Second,paternalism, and especially light paternalism, introduces new motives for attempting to understand the psychological processes underlying economic behavior. Would you like to put a link to this lecture on your homepage? Raj Patel - Author. Welcome to - Biography.