Produced in 1996, Investing in People tells the story of two exciting development projects in the Philippines and Indonesia which demonstrate the importance of community participation in successful development efforts.
The first follows one village's success in western Java in building a road as part of the regional Village Infrastructure Project. This encourages villagers to decide exactly what they need and gives them control over funds and local labour.
The second follows the Central Visayas Regional Project in the Philippines where local fisherfolk have been granted rights over areas of mangrove they replant themselves. The film shows how this self-sustaining project has improved fish stocks and provided much needed wood for building and fuel.
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