Participation and sustainability in social projects: the experience of the Local Development Programme (PRODEL) in Nicaragua. Series Working Paper 3.
This is one of ten case studies that were part of an IIED research programme on \"Urban Poverty Reduction Programmes: Lessons of Experience\". The research was undertaken with support from DFID and from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).
This paper analyzes the experience of community participation of PRODEL (the Local Development Programme) in Nicaragua during the period 1994-1998 in the provision of urban services, infrastructure, housing improvement and micro-enterprises lending, and the implications for the sustainability of social programmes.