ERIC Number: EJ651537
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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Barriers to Community Participation in Development Planning: Lessons from the Mutengene (Cameroon) Self-Help Water Project.
Njoh, Ambe J.
Community Development Journal, v37 n3 p233-48 Jul 2002
A community water supply project in Cameroon illustrates the following constraints on community participation in development: paternalistic authorities, prescriptive role of the state, selective participation, bias toward "hard" issues, inattention to negative results, group conflicts, gatekeeping, pressure for immediate results, population size, and belief systems. (Contains 25 references.) (SK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Cameroon