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Richard Florida's theory of the 'creative class', new regionalism's emphasis on regional networks for innovation, and the business literature on the so-called 'new' or 'networked' economy, all point to the important link between creative thinking and economic success for regions. Out of this intellectual climate...
'Capacity development' has become a key concept in international development in recent years. Janet Hunt clarifies aspects of the term and draws on recent research and experience to draw out key international lessons, especially in relation to the 'enabling environment'. She raises questions about the...
Since it was established in 2002, the Community Development Fund of the Telstra Foundation has directed nearly 30 per cent of its projects and funding to Indigenous community development. Fourteen of these projects are evaluated in this report. The report demonstrates that community-identified programs are...
Jon Altman and Mike Dillon explore the role of government as risk manager for commercial development and resource management on Indigenous land, and outline the principles that must underpin any intervention program.
They propose a new investment scheme to assist development and natural resource...
This report argues that learning through Indigenous business is most effective where learning is tied to earning; the content is customised; it is carried out in parallel to real work; and is put into practice through employment in commercial business.