• ISSN: 2010-023X
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    • DOI: 10.18178/IJTEF
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IJTEF 2010 Vol.1(4): 380-386 ISSN: 2010-023X
DOI: 10.7763/IJTEF.2010.V1.67

Decentralization initiatives, Economic and Community Development in Pakistan

Muhammad Shakil Ahmad and Dr. Noraini Bt. Abu Talib
Abstract—The aim of this research is to give brief overview and introduction of community participation and Decentralization initiatives in Pakistan. Decentralized governmental system provides more room for community to participate and decides in collective manner for self improvement. History of Community development projects, structure of government before and after Decentralization, importance of collective action and government seven point agenda is part of this paper. Data was collected from 7 union councils of District Abbottabad of Khyber Paktunkhawa through questionnaire using stratified random sampling technique. Results reveals that Community based projects are more sustainable than that of projects implemented by local government.

Index Terms—Decentralization, Economic Development, Community participation, Devolution Plan, Community based Organization, Pakistan

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Cite:Muhammad Shakil Ahmad and Dr. Noraini Bt. Abu Talib, "Decentralization initiatives, Economic and Community Development in Pakistan," International Journal of Trade, Economics and Finance vol.1, no.4, pp. 380-386, 2010.

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