n Skills at Work: Theory and Practice Journal - The Inina Craft Agency : case study

Volume 4, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1815-3666


This case study describes the Inina Craft Agency from its inception in 2008 to 2011. It began as a rural project intended to help with income-generation for women. The Craft Agency attempted to integrate sound business practices with traditional knowledge, which included knowledge of the crafts and also the ways in which women collectively worked together. Data was obtained over several years through several formal and informal sources: an initial consultant's report; interviews with the founder, women crafters and leadership team; observation and literature and document review. The case study was designed to present postgraduate students with a practical example of Local Economic Development (LED) in a rural setting and to leave some of the discussion one would normally see in such a case study report unanswered so that readers could further discover and interrogate the underlying issues and challenges that occur with LED particularly in a developing country. The Inina Craft Agency was developed with clearly delineated objectives and goals. The process and product of development were considered to be equally important, leading to the genuine possibility of a sustainable LED project.

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