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

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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:

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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Participatory Learning and Action 54 – Mapping for change: practice, technologies and communication
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