Empowerment and community salience in multi-party collaboration: Empirical lessons for development planning

Michael Odei Erdiaw-Kwasie, Michael Yaw Acheampong

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    Abstract

    Despite the plethora of works on empowerment, questions remain regarding when and how empowerment impacts a community group’s salience in multi-party collaboration. This article uses an Australian context to examine the relationship between empowerment and salience in local development partnerships. In doing this, it uses bivariate, multinomial logistics and thematic analyses to build an empirical case that empowerment is one driver of change in salience status. Study findings show that stakeholder salience is significantly influenced by accountability and capacity building, which help to build meaningful development collaborations. The article concludes with critical development implications.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)932-942
    Number of pages11
    JournalDevelopment in Practice
    Volume28
    Issue number7
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 3 Oct 2018

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