This new textbook in development planning aims to provide a comprehensive and practically relevant guide to strategic planning at postgraduate and practitioner level. The book will help bridge the unfortunate gap that now exists between much development planning theory and planning practice. Promoting a more value-based, action-centered and organization-inclusive approach to development planning than is normally presented in textbooks on planning, the book introduces a simple model of strategic planning, and then elaborates more complex arrangements. The author then operationalizes various aspects and processes of planning, and critically analyzes tools involved, always in the context of more fundamental planning concerns. Specific topics include logical framework analysis, the use of indicators, process planning schemas, principles and tools of prioritization, and dimensions of participation and community institution building.
'The author's wealth of practical experience and profound theoretical knowledge are clearly reflected in the present book. I wholeheartedly recommend it for students, practitioners and theorists of development planning and, indeed, development studies more broadly' - Hans Detlef Kammeier, Professor emeritus (AIT, Thailand) 'A seminal contribution to an action-centred paradigm of planning for development' - Hellmut W. Eggers, Formerly Head of the Evaluation Division Directorate General for Development of the European Commission 'A highly important and useful book... One particularly commendable feature is its use of lots of practical examples to explain different concepts and applications of planning' - W. M. Leelasena, Director, Southern Province Rural Economic Advancement Project, Sri Lanka