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Learning Lessons: Improving Project Success through Effective Communication and Participation

dc.date.accessioned2015-04-10T10:14:51Z
dc.date.available2015-04-10T10:14:51Z
dc.date.issued2011-05-15
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11540/3330
dc.description.abstractCommunication, specifically one that is participatory, is essential in all facets of development work. Participatory communication can be defined as a balanced, twoway information sharing wherein information can flow horizontally, vertically, and iteratively. The use of various types of communication media enables stakeholders (i.e., government, the private sector, and civil society) to participate in the development process, and hence, allows them to influence or contribute to the design, implementation, and monitoring of a development activity. Notwithstanding the level of participation, communication can contribute to increasing awareness, fostering behavioral changes, facilitating mobilization, and establishing partnerships in pursuit of common goals. However, the lack of it can also break down negotiations, limit alternatives to addressing problems, constrain benefit distribution of development interventions, lead to marginalization of stakeholders and, ultimately, restrict the attainment of desired outcomes. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has recognized the important role of communication in facilitating development work through its emphasis on participation. ADB’s first guidelines on participation listed communication tools as a first mechanism for facilitating participation. Subsequently, ADB continued to formalize the importance of communication in its 2005 Public Communications Policy. Later in 2006, ADB’s guidance on participation deepened the connection between communications and participation. For example, the 2006 guide suggests developing a communication plan with governments in projects likely to generate a high level of public interest. ADB now defines participation in a framework that includes (i) information generation and sharing, (ii) consultation, (iii) collaboration, and (iv) partnership. Depending on the extent of participation, these approaches are integrated into various processes during project design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation, covering a continuum of participatory relationships between various stakeholders.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherAsian Development Bank
dc.rightsCC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
dc.titleLearning Lessons: Improving Project Success through Effective Communication and Participation
dc.typeBriefs
dc.subject.expertComprehensive Development Framework
dc.subject.expertDevelopment Challenges
dc.subject.expertDevelopment Planning
dc.subject.expertMillennium Development Goals
dc.subject.expertPolicy Development
dc.subject.expertProgram Evaluation
dc.subject.expertPerformance Evaluation
dc.subject.expertEvaluation Criteria
dc.subject.expertCapital Market Development
dc.subject.expertDevelopment Economics
dc.subject.expertFinancial Sector Development
dc.subject.expertTechnology Development
dc.subject.expertWorld Development Indicators
dc.subject.expertEvaluation Methods
dc.subject.adbDevelopment assistance
dc.subject.adbADB
dc.subject.adbCurriculum development
dc.subject.adbDevelopment assistance
dc.subject.adbDevelopment aid
dc.subject.adbDevelopment indicators
dc.subject.adbDevelopment potential
dc.subject.adbDevelopment models
dc.subject.adbProject appraisal
dc.subject.adbPerformance appraisal
dc.subject.adbEconomic development
dc.subject.adbEconomic indicators
dc.subject.adbGovernment programs
dc.subject.adbEconomic growth
dc.subject.adbEconomic policy
dc.subject.adbIndustrial development
dc.subject.adbIndustrial policy
dc.subject.adbTechnology assessment
dc.subject.adbEconomic evaluation
dc.subject.adbEconomic forecast
dc.subject.adbInput output analysis
dc.subject.naturalCommunication in rural development
dc.subject.naturalCommunication in community development
dc.subject.naturalInfrastructure
dc.subject.naturalCentral planning
dc.subject.naturalEndowment of research
dc.subject.naturalPartnership
dc.subject.naturalJoint venture
dc.subject.naturalNation-building
dc.subject.naturalRisk assessment
dc.subject.naturalEconomic development projects
dc.subject.naturalEconomic forecasting
dc.subject.naturalIndustrial research
dc.subject.naturalParticipatory monitoring and evaluation
dc.subject.naturalEconomic policy
dc.subject.naturalEconomic forecasting
dc.title.seriesLearning Lessons
dc.contributor.imprintAsian Development Bank
oar.themeDevelopment
oar.themeEvaluation
oar.adminregionAsia and the Pacific Region
oar.countryBangladesh
oar.countryBhutan
oar.countryIndia
oar.countryMaldives
oar.countryNepal
oar.countrySri Lanka
oar.countryBrunei Darussalam
oar.countryCambodia
oar.countryIndonesia
oar.countryLao People's Democratic
oar.countryMalaysia
oar.countryMyanmar
oar.countryPhilippines
oar.countrySingapore
oar.countryThailand
oar.countryViet Nam
oar.countryCook Islands
oar.countryFiji Islands
oar.countryKiribati
oar.countryMarshall Islands
oar.countryFederated States of Micronesia
oar.countryNauru
oar.countryPalau
oar.countryPapua New Guinea
oar.countrySamoa
oar.countrySolomon Islands
oar.countryTimor-Leste
oar.countryTonga
oar.countryTuvalu
oar.countryVanuatu
oar.countryAfghanistan
oar.countryArmenia
oar.countryAzerbaijan
oar.countryGeorgia
oar.countryKazakhstan
oar.countryKyrgyz Republic
oar.countryPakistan
oar.countryTajikistan
oar.countryTurkmenistan
oar.countryUzbekistan
oar.countryPeople's Republic of China
oar.countryHong Kong
oar.countryChina
oar.countryRepublic of Korea
oar.countryMongolia
oar.countryTaipei,China
oar.identifierOAR-004524
oar.authorAsian Development Bank
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