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Welfare Reform on the Web (January 2003): Community Regeneration and Development - Overseas

BUILDING CIVIL INFRASTRUCTURE: IMPLEMENTING COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP GRANT PROGRAMMES IN SOUTH AFRICA

C.F. Adams, M. E. Bell and T Brown

Public Administration and Development, vol. 22, 2002, p.293-302

Community partnership grant-making programmes (CPGs) provide the financial and organisational infrastructure to support citizen initiated neighbourhood projects. Small groups of citizens initiate proposals, organize work plans, compete for grants and carry out the plan. Article reviews efforts to develop CPG programmes in three different environments in South Africa:

  • a large metropolitan area,
  • three smaller municipalities
  • two tribal villages.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS IN OLDER CITY DISTRICTS: USER PARTICIPATION MECHANISMS IN EGYPT

A.M. Salah Ouf

International Development Planning Review, vol. 24, 2002, p. 299-314

Disjointed site management (DSM) occurs when project management functions are detached from the project's official co-sponsors as well as from the funding bodies. A site team coordinates the project. DSM has been recognised in Egypt as a realistic and reliable community empowerment mechanism. DSM is site-based:

  • it is receptive to informal communication with marginalised groups;
  • it requires the support of independent local leaders;
  • it requires the free flow of simple technical information to the community.
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