Participatory Planning of Sustainable Development Projects

A Practical Guide for the Field Worker

by Horst Friedrich Rolly (Author)
Monographs 138 Pages
Series: Friedensauer Schriftenreihe, Volume 3


Development Projects planned by and with the people in a confined geographical and demographical context have proved to be a suitable framework for initiating and managing programs for social and economic upliftment. This practical guide for the field worker will focus mainly on integrated rural development projects favouring a holistic approach to development interrelating factors of economy, health, education, culture etc. After clarifying the key concepts of sustainable development and participation, this book gives a detailed account of the planning process. Quantitative and qualitative survey methods to identify needs and problems are introduced. Strategies to meet needs and resolve problems are explained within the framework of project design. A format for project proposal writing is suggested covering relevant criteria of donor agencies.


ISBN (Softcover)
Frankfurt/M., Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2001. 137 pp., 5 fig.

Biographical notes

Horst Friedrich Rolly (Author)

The Author: Horst Friedrich Rolly, born 1950 in Heidelberg, studied education and philosophy at the Ruprecht-Karls University of Heidelberg (Germany) and completed his Ph. D. there. He lived and worked in India from 1987 to 1995, serving as head of the Department for Development Studies and Social Service at Spicer M. College (Pune). At present he is academic dean of social work and responsible for international development at Friedensau University (Theologische Hochschule Friedensau), Germany.


Title: Participatory Planning of Sustainable Development Projects