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
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.
Policy overview: community-driven development in South Africa. Working Paper No. 3.