The study aimed at finding out the extent of community participation in rural development
projects, different mechanisms and strategies used to ensure community participation and
the role of the Government and NGOs in ensuring effective community participation in
the rural development projects.
Applied was survey participatory observation and documentary review research in the
methods. Data were collected by using open ended questionnaires interviews and
documentary sources. A total of 54 respondents participated in the study. Research
findings indicated that ―Community participation‖ in the rural development projects is still
low. The community does not participate effectively due to lack of education in projects
management as the projects die when they are handed over to the community. Another
finding is unequal participation between men and women, thirty five point two percent
(35.2%) being women while sixty four point eight percent (64.8%) being men. Poverty
was also a factor limiting local communities to participate effectively. Other factors are
contradicting policies and approaches of different agencies working in the same area, nonflexible
organizational policies, and poor communities‘ leadership and depending
Accordingly, the researcher suggests that participation of local communities in rural
development projects is generally limited to ―contribution‖ and not by ―empowerment‖
the local communities to take control of the projects development process. The researcher
recommends that some changes in terms of management of projects and human capacity
are to be made in order to widen the scope of participation for the local communities.
The researcher suggests that education must be provided to the general public concerning
the advantages and disadvantages of community participation in development projects and
promoting skills- training must be provided to the community before the projects start to
operate or put in place, so that they can be responsible and devote much of their time
towards those projects.
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Research, SSA. "Assessment Of Community Participation Towards Rural Development Projects: A Case Study Of Manyoni District Council In Singida Region, Tanzania" Afribary.com (2021). Accessed May 12, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/assessment-of-community-participation-towards-rural-development-projects-a-case-study-of-manyoni-district-council-in-singida-region-tanzania