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Title:
EFFECTS OF PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IN DEVOLVED SYSTEM FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN KENYA

Authors:
Geoffrey Ronoh

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Geoffrey Ronoh
PhD Candidate, Department of Development studies, Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya

MLA 8
Ronoh, Geoffrey. "EFFECTS OF PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IN DEVOLVED SYSTEM FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN KENYA." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 3, no. 3, Mar. 2018, pp. 971-988, ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=69. Accessed 2018.
APA
Ronoh, G. (2018, March). EFFECTS OF PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IN DEVOLVED SYSTEM FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN KENYA. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 3(3), 971-988. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=69
Chicago
Ronoh, Geoffrey. "EFFECTS OF PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IN DEVOLVED SYSTEM FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN KENYA." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 3, no. 3 (March 2018), 971-988. Accessed , 2018. ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=69.

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Abstract:
Public participation has been applied globally in developmental projects for purposes of achieving sustainability. This study aims to examine effects of public participation in the devolved system of governance for sustainable development in Kenya. The study was conducted through analytical survey approach. Questionnaires were used to collect data which was analyzed using descriptive statistics and presented in tables. It emerged from the findings that, for the instances where public participation was used by county governments; it led to: increased quantity and quality of projects, friendly and acceptable projects, projects longevity, efficient service delivery, sound policies and quality legislation.