Issue Date: May 15, 2000
THE reality of participation has often differed from the rhetoric. In fact, much development, which is participatory in nature, has remained top-down in practice. This may be so because even though participation has been promoted, there has been no change in personal attitudes and more so in the bureaucratic set up. It has remained a challenge to learn the art of facilitation, and to share more widely what it entails in method, in personal behaviour and attitudes.
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