Participation and decentralisation in rural development: Lessons from the Lesotho Highlands Water Project
AbstractEmerging experience from many countries, including some African countries, suggests that an approach that puts communities at the centre of the development process is likely to have considerably more chance of success than the centralised, bureaucratic approach that has characterised previous rural development initiatives. In Lesotho, the establishment of a central source of financeâ€”the Development Fundâ€”to fund community-driven development has had a positive impact on mobilising communities to implement a range of development projects. The experience of the Development Fund provides important lessons for other countries that are interested in promoting development projects that are sustainable and, at the same time, meet communitiesâ€™ felt needs.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Agricultural Economics Association of South Africa (AEASA) in its journal Agrekon.
Volume (Year): 36 (1997)
Issue (Month): 4 (December)
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