Participatory Development

The Case of Zimbabwe

John Mw Makumbe



Participatory Development: The Case of Zimbabwe explores the concept of participatory development in Zimbabwe since 1980. It discusses the local government system which it identifies as the most critical public machinery through which beneficiary participation can take place. The various structures and functions of the local government system are identified and discussed in relation to their contribution to participatory development.


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Prof. John Makumbe was a renowned Zimbabwean academic, researcher and politician.