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So What Difference Does it Make? Mapping the Outcomes of Citizen Engagement

Published on 7 November 2010

The potential contribution of citizen engagement to improved governance and developmental outcomes has become accepted in policy discourse, but its impact has proved difficult to assess. An analysis of qualitative data from multiple cases identifies effects across different outcomes and examines how outcomes vary according to the type of engagement and political context.

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John Gaventa

Research Fellow and Director, Action for Empowerment and Accountability (A4EA) programme

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IDS
authors
Gaventa, J. and Barrett, G
journal
IDS Research Summary of IDS Working Paper, issue 347

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