Recently I attended Oxfam in Ghana’s Country Learning Review – an end of year appraisal with its partners. A topic on the agenda was “active citizenship”. One speaker stated that historically, effective states have not come into existence without the efforts of active citizens. Oxfam’s partners would certainly testify that any successful advocacy campaign requires […]
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I recently took part in some “participatory development”. This is development jargon for consultation, the idea being that if you want to give money to people, you should ask them how it should be spent, instead of making a decision from London/Washington etc. On this occasion a government initiative, the Ghana Social Opportunity Project (GSOP), […]