A case study utilising the Participatory and Negotiated Territorial Development (PNTD) approach for local development planning and management, conducted in 2005 by the Peruvian Centre of Social Studies (CEPES) in the Andean department of Huancavelica, Peru, is now available.
The PNTD approach places a value on reinforcing the links of dialogue and trust between stakeholders (local governments, sectorial and private public entities, rural communities, local organizations) and between stakeholders and institutions. This case study has been carried out from the viewpoint of the stakeholders: identifying the problems and tendencies, the causes of tension or conflicts, the opportunities, and local potentials that can be utilised.
The document includes in particular:
• a critical analysis of the process leading to the territorial and negotiated development plan in the central area of Huancavelica;
• lessons learned through the implementation of a participatory and negotiated process for territorial and sustainable development;
• suggestions of key elements needed for strategic policies for the sustainable development of mountain areas.