Rachael Goodman, a PhD candidate in anthropology at UW-Madison, received a Fulbright-Hays Dissertation Research grant to undertake a year of fieldwork in India. She will travel to Uttarakhand in February to research why Indian NGOs continue to implement a variety of income generation projects though they rarely unfold as either NGO workers or project beneficiaries expect.  Though no one’s hopes and needs are met entirely, both NGO staff and villagers must derive enough benefits to keep them interested in forest plantations, self-help groups, and producer cooperatives. Rachael seeks to discover exactly what these benefits are and how negotiations between different economic worldviews and the manipulation of a variety of social ties create them.

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