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A simple and
revolutionary toolbox to help any group create an actual and
In this book, Marta
Harnecker, with Spanish economist José Bartolomé, shares some of
her wisdom on how communities everywhere can gain empowerment. For,
when impoverished people became involved in the planning process,
they no longer feel like beggars demanding solutions from the state;
they become the creators of their own destiny.
Set out in two
parts; this book first demonstrates the importance of community
participants working outside a hierarchy, to allow as much
decentralization as possible. The second part of the book centers on
the methodology of this process: the various tasks taken on by
participants and how, in planning processes over years, they are