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Participatory Learning and Action 62. Part VI: Scaling up – ways of institutionalising participation in China

Guest edited by Johanna Pennarz, Song Haokun, Deng Weijie,, Wang Jianping

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Scaling up presents a huge challenge in China, not just because of the sheer size of the country, but also because of the complex and complicated way the government works. Participation requires changes of attitudes, mindsets and behaviour – and learning from practice.

Pilots are an integral part of policy learning in China, and it is often from small-scale pilots that large-scale change is initiated. Chinese policies like to use evidence from practical projects to support the political agenda and thereafter to disseminate and promote further change.

The articles in this section of Participatory Learning and Action describe some of the challenges involved in scaling up participatory approaches in China.

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