Participatory Pathways: People's Participation in Development Initiatives
‘Participation’ has been part of development discourse since the 1960s, and it has generally referred... more
‘Participation’ has been part of development discourse since the 1960s, and it has generally referred to people’s involvement in particular projects or programmes. Today, however, participation is regarded as an overall development strategy integral to people-centred growth. Participatory Pathways: People’s Participation in Development Initiatives is an invaluable guide that helps create awareness of the kinds of issues that need to be tackled, provide a grassroots perspective of the promise and perils of participatory pathways along with a glimpse of the role people's participation can play in building a better world. Covering topics like grassroots governance, gender and ethics, enabling frameworks, and participatory planning, this book draws attention to participation’s promise while reminding the reader of the need to take cognizance of the obstacles in the way.