Participatory Approach to Development in Pakistan

Ali Shah, Iqtidar (2012) Participatory Approach to Development in Pakistan. Journal of Economic and Social Studies, 2 (1). pp. 111-142. ISSN 1986 – 8502


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The concept of people’s participation in development is well defined but its meaning is different to different development organizations and social scientists. The objective of the paper is to unpack the concept of participation by looking at its various aspects including types, forms and stages. The paper focuses on research questions such as what kinds of participation are used worldwide with special reference to Pakistan; how the importance of people’s participation is realized and incorporated in development projects worldwide and more so in Pakistan. The paper provides the rationale for conceptual understanding of participatory approach and enables to deepen the knowledge about participatory approach for development. Thus, this paper contributes to the existing theory in terms of exploring the conceptual understanding of participation, realizing the importance of participation in development. The paper is descriptive in nature, based on secondary materials (research papers and various project documents), case studies and examples.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: People’s Participation, Pakistan, Development, Community, Participatory Approach
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Depositing User: Mr. Ibrahim Kinal
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2012 08:39
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2013 10:24

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