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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 9 What happened to participatory planning in Kenya's arid and semi-arid land?

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Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 9 What happened to participatory planning in Kenya's arid and semi-arid land? Martin E. Adams Introduction and (c) the intensified pressure on the ASAL carried dangers of environmental degradation. In Kenya, the idea of participatory planning is certainly not new. References to the concept The 1979 government policy document (GOK, have recurred repeatedly in planning 1979) on SAL was followed by the documents since the early 1960s. It is establishment of 12 donor-funded integrated necessary to ask why a practice which is so rural development programmes (IRDPs) in 14 of Kenya's 22 ASAL districts. To coordinate widely recommended is so rarely applied. One them, a special ASAL Section was created in must conclude, at least in the context of 1980 in the Rural Planning Department of the Kenya's arid and semi-arid lands' development programme, that both donors and Ministry of Economic Planning and government find participatory planning and Development (MEPD), subsequently the implementation administratively inconvenient, Ministry of Planning and National even impracticable. In order to explain why, it Development (MOPND). Through the 1980s, the ASAL continued to have an important is necessary to consider the framework for place in national policy. However, by 1988 ...

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