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Community participation

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== Community participation in development ==
In recent years development work has shifted from a [[top-down ]] approach to a [[Glossary_of_sustainability_terms#B|bottom-up ]] approach. While sometimes this is rhetoric, there is also a recognition that participation (and preferably initiation) by the community is essential to an effective project.
This approach is more costly and time-consuming, but is also more cost-effective as it gives much better and longer-lasting results.
==Participatory rural appraisal==
:<tt>In [[Turkmenistan]]'s Karra Kum desert, one of the themes to emerge from early participatory video work was a strong local desire for electricity to improve people's lifestyles and enable them to stay in the desert. Participatory video is again being used as a tool for documenting the challenges and decision-making processes involved in the community-led installation of solar power within different shepherding villages. The solar panels are neither sold nor given to the communities; instead, villagers decided that each family should exchange one ewe and one female lamb for their solar lighting system - these animals become the collective property of the village and are used as a "community action fund"...</tt><ref>from [ The Communication Initiative]'s newsletter, ''Environment & Communication - DB Click'', October 31 2006. For more, see [ Programme Experiences: Solar Power = Community Power - Turkmenistan], 2006</ref>
== References ==
== See also ==
* [[How to fake a good process]]
* [[Deep-democracy]]
== Interwiki links ==
* [[Wikipedia:Participation (decision making)]]
* [[Wikipedia:Orangi Pilot Project]]
== External links ==
*[[Deep-democracy]]*[[Wikipediahttp:Participation (decision making)]]*[[Wikipedia:Orangi Pilot Project]]*[// The World Bank Participation Sourcebook](archived web pages, via '''')
*[ Communities Empowerment]
*[ Spotting Community Ownership ] and [ Sorry but it's not YOUR project] which contains a useful community participation ladder on []*[ Links & resources on working with community-based organizations] on []*[ The Poor philanthropist: how and why the poor help each other], research monograph and tools to value in-kind contributions from community members<references*[http:/>/ Community action and the test of time: Learning from community experiences and perceptions], case studies of community mobilization and capacity building to benefit vulnerable children in Malawi and Zambia
[[Category:Principles of development]]
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