The SNV-Nepal case study explores the approach of a development agency working with local communities through social mobilisation, participatory planning and capacity building in a very poor and remote area of Nepal. The study provides a valuable example of the import substitution process -whereby the goods and services required by the tourism industry are to be produced and supplied locally rather than from Kathmandu. The case study highlights: the value of a long-term approach to building participation of the poor, given the extreme poverty in Humla and lack of capacity amongst the poor; the limited time the landless, the poorest of the poor, have to participate in the CBOs; and the challenges of breaking into the existing well-established and connected tourism elite.
London, UK: ODI, PPT Working Paper No. 3, 53 pp. + 16 pp. appendices