Everybody says that participation works. But what does participation really mean and what makes it really happen?

This booklet contains 21 proven techniques from around the world. It shows how to choose between them, how to use them properly and where to go for more information.

There’s a lot of loose talk about community participation, consultative processes and so on, but it’s far from clear that people understand what this means. This guide is invaluable defining the scene, providing contacts, and shedding light on what is increasingly important aspect of delivering sustainable development at the local level.