Poverty Reduction in Action: Participatory Planning in San Fernando, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Series Working Paper 6.
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 describes an initiative to support community-directed development projects in low-income neighbourhoods in San Fernando, one of the poorer, peripheral municipalities in Buenos Aires. This was part of a national programme for \"vulnerable groups\" in low-income areas which sought to facilitate access to social services, increase participation and promote
transparency in the use of government resources at local level.