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People - Participation
Institutions - Social capital
Participation in practice: Lessons from the FAO People's Participation Programme
Rural development efforts have failed to deliver on their promises. One evaluation found that half of rural development projects funded by the World Bank in Africa were outright failures. A review of assistance to agricultural cooperatives reported similar results. A study by the International Labour Organisation of "poverty-oriented" projects worldwide showed that the poorest were excluded from a... more
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/PPdirect/PPre0044.htm

People - Participation
Institutions - Social capital
Small Farmer Group Associations: Bringing the poor together
The FAO e-mail conference on Small Farmer Group Associations (SFGAs) was held between 24 September and 11 November 1998. Its aim was to stimulate discussion on the rationale for and modalities of forming such associations and to identify the factors contributing to or hindering their successful establishment and sustainability. An introduction to the conference, as well as the proceedings and all ... more
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/PPdirect/PPfo0001.htm

Institutions - Social capital
Participatory institutional development
Much emphasis has been paid in development literature to the importance of capital: natural, man-made and human capital. Yet little attention has been given to its fourth dimension: social capital. According to this article, social capital theory aims at developing propositions about the conditions under which governments and communities can cooperate to achieve common ends. It states that horizon... more
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/PPdirect/PPan0012.htm

People - Participation
An inter-agency initiative to better understand Sustainable Livelihoods Approaches (SLA) and their usefulness for our work
An inter-agency (FAO, WFP, IFAD, UNDP, DFID) initiative on "Operationalizing Participatory Ways of Applying Sustainable Livelihoods Approaches (SLA)" was launched in the fall of 1999. The core message of SL approaches is that the livelihoods of poor people must be at the centre of any strategy for poverty reduction. This paper discusses SL approaches and rural development and provides an overview... more
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/PPdirect/PPre0069.htm

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