local development

One Size Does Not Fit All: Assessing the Potential Impact of Public Participation on Sustainable Local Development

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The People Shall Govern: Public Participation Beyond Slogans, Deliberations of the International Conference on Public Participation. Chapter 3, pages 240-253
Ndabeni L., and Jonas, S.
Gauteng Provincial Legislature

Conventional approaches to local development have not been successful in eradicating poverty, unemployment, and inequality. These challenges continue to face policy makers and development practitioners in South Africa. More specifically, it has become clear that at the global level, there are structural differences between the global North and the global South. What makes sense in the North may have different results in the South. Typically, tailoring development strategies in the global South offer alternative agenda for development planners in the South.

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