Ferrero y de Loma-Osorio, Gabriel, and Carlos Salvador Zepeda (2007). "Ideas that should change aid history: processapproaches and participation to Expand Capabilities" Paper presented at the 4th annual conference of the HDCA, 18-20 September 2007, New York, USA.

This paper critically evaluates how the CA (CA) challenges methodologies used in development interventions, evaluating how these methodologies can contribute to mainstream the CA. We argue that the ideas of development as a participatory learning process represent the ideas that should change the history of development aid relationships, instruments, methods, goals towards expanding capabilities and may lead to long-term results on poverty reduction. Moreover, we argue that a methodological reversal is needed in order to enhance CAes in practice: in other to facilitate the CA to “reach people’s lives”.