Measuring participation: Its use as a managerial tool for district health planners based on a case study in Tanzania

Detlef H. Schmidt, Susan B. Rifkin

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Abstract

While community participation has become widely practised there has been little systematic assessment of the processes involved. A framework has been developed to measure participation on a number of dimensions and this article applies this framework to a project in Tanzania. The framework helps to systematically assess the nature and extent of community participation, but a number of problems were identified as well. Suggestions are made as how to improve upon the framework and make it a useful tool for managers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)345-358
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Health Planning and Management
Volume11
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 1996
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • District management
  • Measuring community participation
  • Tanzania

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy

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