This issue includes four articles from three continents: Africa, Asia and
Australia. Hurriyet Babacan explores the impact of neoliberal reforms on human and social services agencies in Australia and how those agencies are responding to assert the value of their work and services. Keneilwe Molosie and Kenneth Dipholo look at how participation does and does not work in the context of Botswana. Participation without having a say in decision-making makes mockery of poor peoples’ participation in rural development. Thaneshwar Bhusal explores whether and how informal fora facilitate the participation of ordinary people in the local policymaking process in Nepal. Aleminew Abebe, Wassie Kebede and Ajanaw Alemie explore how individual social networks facilitate a range of community development activities such as sharing information and resources, and conducting socio-economic and cultural activities
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)271-272
Number of pages2
JournalThe International Journal of Community and Social Development
Issue number4
Early online date01 Dec 2019
Publication statusPublished - 28 Dec 2019

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