Participation and Sustainability in Social Projects: The Experience of the Local Development Program (PRODEL) in Nicaragua

Jun 1998
This document analyses the experience of community participation and sustainability in the Local Development Programme (PRODEL) in Nicaragua. The goal of PRODEL is to improve the physical and socioeconomic conditions of families living in poor communities in eight small and mid-size cities. This is achieved through the involvement of poor families in the co-financing and co-management of small infrastructure and urban improvement projects and by lending small loans for housing improvement and financing microenterprises.