Stakeholder Participation in Poverty Reduction, INEF-Report 86

Author
Walter Eberlei, Birte Rodenberg, Thomas Siebold
Content Type
Working Paper
Institution
Institute for Development and Peace
Abstract
Poverty Reduction Strategies (PRS) have become the most important policy instrument in more than 60 developing countries around the world. One of the core principles of the approach is country ownership, built on broad-based participation of stakeholders inside and outside the governments, including parliaments, civil society organizations, private sector representatives and other stakeholders at national as well as local levels. How this theoretical approach has been realized in practice – especially beyond the strategy development – is a matter of debate since its introduction in 1999.
Topic
Government, Non-Governmental Organization, Poverty