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The role of local elites in development projects: an experience from Sudan

Dipankar Datta

Journal article

Dipankar Datta reflects on important lessons learnt, when observers argued that a project designed to reach the extreme poor in Northern Sudan had been ‘hijacked’ by the local elite.

Participatory Learning and Action (PLA, formerly PLA Notes) is the world's leading series on participatory learning and action approaches and methods. PLA publishes articles on participation aimed at practitioners, researchers, academics and activists. All articles are peer-reviewed by an international editorial board. See: www.planotes.org

Article in: PLA 54. Guest-edited by: Giacomo Rambaldi, Jon Corbett, Michael K. McCall, Rachel Olson, Julius Muchemi, Peter A. Kwaku Kyem, Daniel Wiener, Robert Chambers

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Publication information

  • IIED code: G02960
  • Published: Apr 2006 - IIED and the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA).
  • Area: Sudan
  • Theme: Monitoring, evaluation and learning
  • Source pub: Participatory Learning and Action 54 – Mapping for change: practice, technologies and communication
  • Language: English

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