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The World Bank and Participation (English)

A Bank-wide Learning Group on Participatory Development was launched in December 1990. The group was charged with examining the issue of participation and identifying challenges to the Bank as a process through which stakeholders influence and share control over development initiatives, decisions and resources which affect them. The report discusses the results of this learning by reviewing the Bank's experience in participation and setting out a long-term organizational strategy for the Bank, together with an action plan for immediate changes that will make the Bank's work in this area more effective. The proposed strategy is long-term because significant shifts will be necessary in the Bank's institutional culture and procedures if it is systematically to adpot participation as a regular fearue of its work with borrowing countries. As efforts to support participation are already underway within the Bank, the action plan presented in this report aims at mainstreaming and building on participatory initiatives which have proved effective.




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The World Bank and Participation (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.