The purpose of this research is to identify the potential and constraints of community-based management and service delivery, by tracking the evolution of participation, in selected projects as shaped by the interface between individuals, community workers and institutions.
Participation and pro-poor development is both enabled and constrained by individual identities, the actions of community workers and the workings of institutions. The positive aspects can be enhanced through a greater understanding of individual motivations, institutional processes and improved monitoring techniques.
There are three research objectives:
It is using innovatory methods to track collective and individual life trajectories through life-history interviewing and auto-ethnography, with particular attention to building the capacity of local research assistants to produce their own research. This report summarises the situation with CDD and challenges in South Africa (SA).
Policy overview: community-driven development in South Africa. Working Paper No. 3, Bradford Centre for International Development, University of Bradford, UK, vii + 32 pp.