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Rural development and community participation in Lesotho

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dc.contributor.advisor Swanepoel, Hennie Monaheng, Tsitso 2015-01-23T04:23:54Z 2015-01-23T04:23:54Z 1995-11
dc.identifier.citation Monaheng, Tsitso (1995) Rural development and community participation in Lesotho, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract Rural development efforts in Third World countries often fail to meet the needs of the most disadvantaged members of society. The priviledged continue to get a disproportionate share of the fruits of development. This is so in spite of the fact that development thinking has changed from the days when the poor were expected to benefit from development through the "trickle down" effect. It is now widely recognised that development should be focused on people in their local communities (human development) and not on the economy per se. To achieve this type of development requires an appropriate strategy of development, and people's/community participation is such a strategy. People's participation in development takes place through community based organisations. The organisations faciiitate the development of the human potential of members. This study investigates the conditions under which rural community participation takes place in lesotho. The Thabana-Morena Integrated Rural Development Project is used as a case study. The first objective is to determine the appropriateness of the organisations through which community participation was promoted in the project. The second objective is to isolate the political and administrative factors which affected participation in the project. Thirdly, the study tries to identify factors at the village level which influenced participation in the project. Fourthly, the study evaluates the effectiveness of the project in experimenting with participatory approaches, given that development projects are basically mechanisms for testing the appropriateness of national policies before applying them on a wide scale. Finally, a set of principles is developed on the basis of which participatory development can be facilitated. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xiii, 344 leaves)
dc.language.iso en
dc.subject Rural development en
dc.subject Human development en
dc.subject Rural development strategies en
dc.subject Community participation en
dc.subject Community organisations en
dc.subject Community development en
dc.subject Integrated rural development en
dc.subject Basic needs approach en
dc.subject Learning process approach en
dc.subject Rural development projects en
dc.subject Rural development approaches en
dc.subject Bureaucratic reorientation en
dc.subject Nongovernmental organisations en
dc.subject Decentralisation en
dc.subject lesotho en
dc.subject.ddc 307.1412096885
dc.subject.lcsh Rural development -- Lesotho en
dc.subject.lcsh Human growth en
dc.subject.lcsh Rural development projects -- Lesotho en
dc.subject.lcsh Community development -- Lesotho en
dc.subject.lcsh Community participation -- Lesotho en
dc.subject.lcsh Lesotho en
dc.title Rural development and community participation in Lesotho en
dc.type Thesis
dc.description.department Development Studies D. Litt. et Phil. (Development Administration)

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