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Development Planning : Concepts and Tools for Planners, Managers and Facilitators - Reidar Dale

Development Planning

Concepts and Tools for Planners, Managers and Facilitators

Paperback Published: 1st November 2004
ISBN: 9781842774335
Number Of Pages: 240

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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

Foreword
Preface
Development and Development Planning
Strategic Planning for Development
Diversifying Perspectives on Planning
Elaborating Linkages in Development Work
Problem Analysis
Means-Ends Analysis
Formulating Indicators of Achievements
Assessing and Interacting with the Environment
Tools of Prioritisation
Community Institution Building and Participatory Planning
References
Index
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ISBN: 9781842774335
ISBN-10: 1842774336
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st November 2004
Publisher: ZED BOOKS LTD
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.6  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1