Participatory development: Empowerment, transformation and sustainability in Kenya

Mwanzia, J and Strathdee, R 2010, Participatory development: Empowerment, transformation and sustainability in Kenya, Ashgate Publishing, London, United Kingdom.


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Title Participatory development: Empowerment, transformation and sustainability in Kenya
Author(s) Mwanzia, J
Strathdee, R
Year 2010
Publisher Ashgate Publishing
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Subjects Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified
Summary Participatory Development (PDev) has been embraced by Third World governments and international organizations such as the World Bank as a means to reduce poverty and empower disadvantaged communities. The emphasis on creating partnerships and using participatory and people-centred approaches has obvious political appeal, yet there is evidence that in practice interventions designed to increase PDev and reduce poverty have yet to have the desired empowerment, transformation and sustainability effect. Using an in-depth study of the Basic Education Improvement Project (BEIP) implemented by the Government of Kenya, the authors of this book critically assess the fit between policy, practice and theory of PDev to shed light on theoretical debates that are on-going in development.
Copyright notice © Josephine Syokau Mwanzia & Robert Craig Strathdee 2010
ISBN 9780754697329
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