Connecting local responses around the world
National Institute of Labour Economics Research and Development (NILERD) is an autonomous Institute under NITI Aayog ( erstwhile Planning commission), Government of India. NILERD organises M&E course for foreign professionals. I took a session on SALT and its application in M&E and development.
We had a lot of discussion around importance of us asking the communities what they want rather than going with our pre-determined agenda. A participant from Kenya remarked that the Kenyan constitution has recently incorporated participatory budgeting and SALT is in tune with that...what are communities priorities.
Here are perspectives of 32 participants from 19 countries on why should we ask the communities what is their dream and support them in realization of their dreams.
Why is it important to dream?
(Notes were taken during the class by Faizullah from Afghanistan)