Blame game

For anyone trying to understand the shifting sands in the relationship between local and national government, the McIntosh Report published in 1999 seems to be required reading.  The McIntosh Commission tried to explore the emerging and potential relationships between local government and the new Scottish Parliament and made a number of recommendations, many of which … Continue reading Blame game

Case Study – Mäori community goals for enhancing ecosystem health

Case Study - Mäori community goals for enhancing ecosystem health The FRST programme "Mäori Community Goals for Enhancing Ecosystem Health" (FRST Contract TWWX0001) began in 1998. The programme evolved from a previous FRST-funded programme "Mäori values for land use planning" that ran from 1995 to 1998, and helped build collaborative research relationships with Ngati Porou. … Continue reading Case Study – Mäori community goals for enhancing ecosystem health

Community-Driven Development Methods for South Sudan: Key Findings and Recommendations.

Executive Summary The USAID Promoting Resilience through Ongoing Participatory Engagement and Learning (PROPEL) program was designed to foster social cohesion and resilience in targeted communities in Jonglei, Lakes, and Eastern and Central Equatoria states in South Sudan. PROPEL provided material improvements in the lives of community members and at the same time strengthened the communities’ … Continue reading Community-Driven Development Methods for South Sudan: Key Findings and Recommendations.

Increasing Service User Participation in Local Planning

Dunlop, J.M. & Holosko, M.J. (2016) A How-To Manual for Macro Practitioners: Oxford University Press   This manual guides macro practitioners as they bring service users into the community planning process. The authors have developed the Community Development Planning Model (CDPM) - a cohesive eight step planning framework anchored in the concept of empowerment. This … Continue reading Increasing Service User Participation in Local Planning

Doirin Graham – on Community-Led Local Development now

Doirin Graham is the CEO of Clare Local Development Company which on Monday learned that it was successful in its bid for LEADER funding worth €8.9m to County Clare. Doirin's company, set up in 1992, went against the tide in competing with the county's new Local and Community Development Committee for the funding. It was … Continue reading Doirin Graham – on Community-Led Local Development now