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Title Pro-poor growth and governance in South Asia : decentralization and participatory development / edited by Ponna Wignaraja, Sushil Sirivardana
Published New Delhi ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (459 pages)
Contents The conceptual framework / Ponna Wignaraja -- Decentralization without mobilisation in Kerala / Madhu Subramanian -- Urban local government and private sector partnership in Gujarat / Amitabh Kundu and Debolina Kundu -- Karachi: filling the space in local governance with self-reliant development / Arif Hasan and Salim Aleemuddin -- Innovative practice amidst positive potential for paradigm shift: the case of Sri Lanka / Susil Sirivardana -- Women-led pro-poor growth with supportive decentralization in Nepal / Srikrishna Upadhyay and Govinda Koirala -- Decentralisation and pro-poor growth strategies in Bangladesh: ready for convergence / Shaikh Maqsood Ali -- Lessons for macro-micro policy / Akmal Hussain, Susil Sirivardana and Ponna Wignaraja
Summary This important volume advocates a pro-poor growth strategy where the poor also participate directly as subjects in development. The contributors maintain that a critical element in this process is social mobilization where organizations of the poor work in partnership with a restructured state and a socially responsible private sector. They see a new political space for this in the current attempts at decentralization which are also aimed at developing power to the people. To illustrate these possibilities, the volume presents six case studies from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Banglad
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 436-443) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Community development -- South Asia.
Poor -- South Asia.
Poverty -- South Asia.
Social planning -- South Asia.
Form Electronic book
Author Sirivardana, Susil.
Wignaraja, Ponna.
ISBN 8132103882 (electronic bk.)
9788132103882 (electronic bk.)
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