Implementation Tool: Participatory Mechanisms


The objective of this tool is to assist with the identification of the stakeholders to involve in the programme and how to best involve them.

The first column, which represents a hypothetical project cycle, shows the kinds of stages at which the rights holders could / should participate, while the second row illustrates the types of participation that could be used or that may be relevant at each stage. Within the context of each particular project there will be a need to examine in detail both axes and determine exactly what the process of participation will involve during the project’s develoipment. From a human rights perspective the effectiveness of participation should be considered. The human rights instruments always use the word “meaningful participation”.

Source : Handicap International, A HRBA to programming in UNDP, 2007