Musharraf Cyan, Mark Rider, and Michael Price. 2017. “Southern-Area Development Programme: How Communities Groups Function” IDEAS/RePEc: Economics and Finance Research. RePEc:ays:ispwps:paper1710.
“The nature and quality of institutions are important determinants of economic growth. Yet, there is little consensus in the academic literature about exactly how institutions should be designed; how to move from a system of anachronistic or maladaptive institutions to a better set of institutions; and whether and how foreign donors can assist in this process. One policy that is often used by donors to encourage participatory democracy in low-income countries is “community driven development” (CDD). The United Nations defines community development as “a process where community members come together to take collective action and generate solutions to common problems.” Such institutions developed organically in the Anglo-Saxon world to meet exigent circumstances. Of course, Great Britain and its former colonies have a long history of participatory democracy and local government. One approach to the challenges facing the developing world is to foster such institutions in conditions that may have no tradition of participatory democracy or providing public goods through collective effort. As a result, many important public goods may be underprovided or not provided at all.” –IDEAS/RePEc:Economics and Finance Research-
Musharraf Cyan is a Research Assistant Professor and Senior Research Associate with the Department of Economics, International Center for Public Policy at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University. Mark Rider is currently an Associate Professor at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University. He is a public finance and applied microeconomics specialist. Michael Price is a Professor at the University of Alabama.
Research Assistant Professor and Senior Research Associate with the Department of Economics, International Center for Public Policy at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University
Associate Professor, Center for State and Local Finance, Department of Economics, Experimental Economics Center, Fiscal Research Center, International Center for Policy Studies
Professor, University of Alabama