Even in a challenging context, an innovative multistakeholder approach to project implementation that brings together government, international agencies, NGOs, scientists, and local community groups can both increase respect for different stakeholder strengths, including for villager capacities and traditional knowledge, and provide new learning opportunities for all participants.
With multistakeholder support, local groups can manage investments transparently and with accountability.
Fixed budgets are an effective way for villagers to allocate resources. Setting a limit on funds available for each type of rural production investment is a mechanism that fosters prioritization by cost effectiveness and risk. Combined with participatory planning, this approach contributed to a wider distribution and better targeting of project financing than was expected.