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BALTA Handbook for Case Studies in the Social Economy
The BC-Alberta Social Economy Research Alliance (BALTA) is a five year initiative to conduct research on the social economy. This handbook provides a framework, detailed guidelines and methodology suggestions for case ...
BALTA Project D8 - Credit Unions and Rural Reinvestment – Phase B
This project proposal/plan outlines planned research of the BC-Alberta Social Economy Research Alliance that builds on the results of earlier research (Project D5) on credit unions and rural community reinvestment. This ...
The Challenge In Designing Government Programs For CED
(Making Waves, 2002)
The often sorry record of government in community economic development has important lessons for future CED program designers. Ingrained socio-economic distress requires long-term, multidimensional action. Local people ...
Community Economic Development, Community Development Finance: Introducing the Terms Exploring the Relationship
How the two terms community economic development and community development finance are defined is crucial to the construction of any development system, whether it be geographic or functional in scope. What the terms are ...
Credit Unions and the Rural Social Economy
This research project of the BC-Alberta Social Economy Research Alliance (BALTA) explored the unique role of credit unions related to financing the social economy and contributing to rural revitalization. Several case ...
Credit Unions and the Social Economy: Being Competitive and Building Capacity
(BC-Alberta Social Economy Research Alliance (BALTA), 2009-09)
The credit union sector occupies a significant place in both Alberta and British Columbia and credit unions are a prominent element of the social economy in the two provinces. This report examines the results of research ...
Credit Unions as a Financing Source for the Social Economy and Rural Community Re-investment
This proposal/plan documetns a research project that examines the role of credit unions in supporting the social economy and is a second stage of research building on SERC 3’s research project C11. At the same time, this ...
Learning Community Development Finance: Doing Development in Arkansas
(Making Waves, 2006)
This thoughtful book review is a rich and fascinating case study of community development finance. The case study is based on ten years of work by an organization started in 1986, called Southern Development Bancorporation. ...
Peak Oil, Marginal Communities, and You
(Making Waves, 2006)
How expensive energy will change community practice.
Team Players: Good news from Nova Scotia about the role of government in CED
(Making Waves, 2003)
What would it be like if government officials responded to CED and social enterprise initiatives not with detachment or disdain (or alarm) but eagerly, as committed partners? It's been happening in Nova Scotia. The whole ...