PeruCrew
Thursday, June 03, 2004
 
I read the following principals of community development used by Brazil's Prosanear (Water and Sanitation Program for Low-Income Urban Populations) project in a World Bank report on poverty. It is remarkably similar to the way FH engages a community:

  • Start community participation at the very beginning of project preparation
  • Ensure that cost-recovery and subsidy rules are clear and transparent
  • Make formal, long-term arrangements for operating and maintaining systems an integral part of the design
  • Discuss all feasible technical options and their costs with communities
  • Coordinate projects with the local government's urban development plan from the outset of preparation
  • Confirm that the local government has a strong commitment to the project and poverty reduction


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