Non-implementation of development plans and participatory action research in Zimbabwe

Manyena, Bernard (2013) Non-implementation of development plans and participatory action research in Zimbabwe. Planning Theory and Practice, 14 (3). pp. 315-332. ISSN 14649357

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14649357.2013.820339

Abstract

Understanding why some development plans are not implemented or are "forgotten" after they have been approved by government authorities should be a preoccupation of the planning theory and practice community. Using participatory action research, this paper examines the reasons for the non-implementation of two development plans in Zimbabwe. To ensure development plans are implemented after they have been approved by government authorities, the findings suggest the need for (1) deeper understanding of local geopolitics, (2) the integration of national development planning policies into a single framework, particularly in post-colonial states, and (3) enlisting the services of a champion to provide oversight of the planning process.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: champion of change; development plan implementation; participatory action research; Zambezi Valley; Zimbabwe
Subjects: K400 Planning (Urban, Rural and Regional)
L700 Human and Social Geography
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Geography
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2015 10:54
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2017 14:04
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/20853

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