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Development Planning Reidar Dale

Development Planning By Reidar Dale

Development Planning by Reidar Dale

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This text aims to bridge the gap between much development planning theory and planning practice, while promoting a value-based, action-centred and organization-inclusive approach. It explores the concepts of development and development planning and introduces a simple model of strategic planning.

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Development Planning: Concepts and Tools for Planners, Managers and Facilitators by Reidar Dale

This new textbook in development planning aims to provide a comprehensive and practically relevant guide to strategic planning at postgraduate and practitioner level. The author hopes that the book will help bridge the unfortunate gap that now exists between much development planning theory and planning practice. He also promotes a more value-based, action-centred and organization-inclusive approach to development planning than is normally presented in textbooks on planning. The book explores the different concepts of development and development planning. It introduces a simple model of strategic planning, and then elaborates more complex arrangements. The author operationalizes various aspects and processes of planning, and critically analyses the tools involved, always in the context of more fundamental planning concerns. Specific topics include logical framework analysis, the use of indicators, process planning schemas, principles and tools of prioritization, and dimensions of participation and community institution building. The analysis consistently progresses from the theoretical and conceptual to the practical and specific.

Development Planning Reviews

'I wholeheartedly recommend it for students, practitioners and theorists of development planning and, indeed, development studies more broadly.'
Hans Detlef Kammeier, AIT, Thailand

'A seminal contribution to an action-centred paradigm of planning for development.'
Hellmut W. Eggers, European Commission

'A highly important and useful book.'
W. M. Leelasena, Southern Province Rural Economic Advancement Project, Sri Lanka

'Presents concepts and tools for planners, managers, and facilitators involved in development planning.'
Journal of Economic Literature

About Reidar Dale

Dr Reidar Dale is currently Associate Professor of Development Planning and Management at the Asian Institute of Technology in Bangkok, Thailand. For 25 years he has been working in the field of development planning and management in a variety of developing countries - as a planner, manager, researcher, evaluator and university lecturer. For much of this period (1979-87; 1990-94) he worked with the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD).

Table of Contents

  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • 1. Development and Development Planning
  • 2. Strategic Planning for Development
  • 3. Diversifying Perspectives on Planning
  • 4. Elaborating Linkages in Development Work
  • 5. Problem Analysis
  • 6. Means-Ends Analysis
  • 7. Formulating Indicators of Achievements
  • 8. Assessing and Interacting with the Environment Contextual Analysis
  • 9. Tools Of Prioritisation
  • 10. Community Institution Building and Participatory Planning

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Development Planning: Concepts and Tools for Planners, Managers and Facilitators by Reidar Dale
Used - Very Good
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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