A preliminary framework for assessing participation in local urban governments in South Africa: Cities Support Programme

OUTPUT TYPE: Research report- client
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2016
TITLE AUTHOR(S): D.Sanchez Betancourt, E.Vivier
KEYWORDS: LOCAL GOVERNMENT, PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
DEPARTMENT: Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery (DGSD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 9723

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Abstract

This framework constitutes a working document to guide local urban government in South Africa to assess and improve their participatory processes, structures and initiatives. It aims to: enhance the depth of understanding of participation indicate key issues that impact the quality and effectiveness of participation recommend guiding questions to consider in the selection, design and assessment of participatory tools, methods and/or initiatives