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Current development strategies stress the importance of beneficiary participation in the development process. The Economic Development Institute's (EDI's) Environment and Natural Resources Division addresses this issue in a number of its training activities. This case study describes the process of participation during the implementation of a watershed development program in the village of Pimpalgaon Wagha in India. It highlights joint action by a number of stakeholders, namely, a nongovernment organization, government representatives, and most importantly, the people of Pimpalgaon Wagha. It provides useful insights into the process of participatory development by presenting the life stories of certain villagers. This case study should be of interest to students and development practitioners alike.

Publisher: World Bank

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