Read below the abstract from and IDS briefing paper entitled: Working with the Most Marginalised to Catalyse Sustainable Change after 2015.
“We are trying our best to bring change but we can’t do it, and tackle wider social problems, alone. So we want you to work with us.”(Mathare slum, Nairobi, Spatial Collective 2013)
The vision of development expressed by people living in greatest poverty and marginalisation should be at the heart of the post-2015 debate. Current participatory research in 29 countries reveals two sets of principles for how development should happen. The first calls for a recognition of the rights of those experiencing extreme poverty and marginalisation to enable all people to flourish. The second centres on collective action for social and policy change. Change must occur through more democratic relationships in families and communities, and mechanisms which allow marginalised citizens to hold governments accountable.”
Access the full paper here.