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Wagging the dragon’s tail: emerging practices in participatory poverty reduction in China

Authors: several authors for IIED

This special issue of Participatory Learning and Action focuses on China to investigate the interface between government and communities and how this is changing as a precondition to poverty eradication. Participation is becoming key to reducing poverty through improving livelihoods, at the same time as sustaining the environment, maintaining China’s rich cultural and ethnic diversity and ensuring good governance.

This special issue is divided in 8 sections with different articles, paying ample attention to a diversity of topics, ranging from the experiences, roles and room to manoevre for communities, governments and facilitators to the broader analysis of participatory approaches and possibilities to institutionalize these. Participatory approaches are discussed in relation to China's watershed management, health and education sector.