Development Planning: Concepts and Tools for Planners, Managers and Facilitators

This textbook 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, introduces a simple model of strategic planning, and elaborates more complex arrangements. Topics covered include logical framework analysis, the use of indicators, process planning schemas, principles of prioritization, participation and community institution building. The analysis consistently progresses from the theoretical and conceptual to the practical and specific.