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

Bernard Manyena

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)315-332
JournalPlanning Theory and Practice
Volume14
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Sep 2013

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