Marie Michael Library
Participatory Learning and Action: Decentralisation and community-based planning
International Institute for Environment and Development
This issue on decentralisation and community-based planning draws on the four-country CBP Project and the action-research study in Africa. The country studies in this issue seek to draw comparisons between the different approaches, objectives and scales used in community-based planning projects. They highlight the need to look beyond the narrower focuses that have been prevalent in the past, which have resulted in barriers to participation for the most vulnerable, or have been less than inclusive in their scope and implementation, or have failed to deliver real democratic power to the communities concerned.
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
Community Development, Citizen Participation