A major challenge in most developing countries relates to providing basic amenities (such as education, health, water supply, roads, electricity, etc.) to their citizens, especially the poor and the rural populations. In the context of South Asia, there are not many success stories to count on this front. It is in this setting that Communitisation: The Third Way of Governance offers an alternative approach in governance, one that proposes to improve public delivery systems at the grassroots. It calls for a ‘paradigm shift’ in the governance system: a shift to empower, harness, and strengthen the ‘social capital’ of communities at the grassroots.
Thursday, July 1, 2010