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Participatory Governance Programme PDF 

Programme Objective:

To contribute to processes that will develop the capacity of organizations of civil society in poor, marginalized communities to have a strong presence in local government planning and development processes; and to develop the capacity of local government to engage with communities in a participatory way.

Programme Description:

Planact is engaged in developing projects to facilitate interaction between communities and government on development planning projects and issues that are of primary concern for poor communities. These projects are aimed at improving participation in specific local government processes such as the integrated development planning processes, participatory budgeting, community-based planning, and information/communication forums. Social facilitation support and training is provided to community members, local government officials and ward committee members to build capacity and create a conducive environment for engagement in the following areas:

· understanding how government works (municipal systems and structures and intergovernmental relations)

· performance monitoring systems

· public participation: participatory budgeting and community based planning

· government protocols

· constitutional rights

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Key projects include the following:
(Click on the links for more information)  For more information, contact the local governance programme coordinator, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .