PROJECTS PARTICIPATION

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Participation in project management is a process that allows sharing some of the control on the project with key stakeholders, especially beneficiaries. By giving beneficiaries the opportunity to participate in the decision-making elements of project management, it helps build a sense of ownership on the outcomes of the project.
Ownership of the project outcomes ensures the support and active involvement of stakeholders. When stakeholders know their voices, opinions and preferences are heard, they know the project is meeting their needs. Participation should not be limited to baseline interviews and occasional communication meetings but should be included in all the project phases; from the design, planning, implementation, monitoring, adaptation and closing/evaluation of the project.
Participation is also a political act in which beneficiaries are empowered to have their voices heard, and that simple fact changes the power relationships between the project and the stakeholders. It is also strategic to the needs of the project, as it increases the impact of the project and increases its sustainability beyond the end of the project. But participation is not cheap, requires the use of resources and time, but the benefits of this investment are recovered by the long term impact.

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