Participatory planning by the book: lessons from the region of Mopti, Mali (PLA 44)

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Published: June 2002
Participatory Learning and Action
Product code:G02003
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Participatory Learning and Action series, issue 44: Local Government and Participation

In this paper the author assesses the problems of following a set of United Nations guidelines to establish and run a participatory programme. In the project, using local trainers to strengthen capacity of Rural Councils in Mali to help them to access resources, a multitude of problems were encountered when the guidelines were strictly adhered to.

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