Understanding The Process Of Decision Making And Planning In Balochistan: A Case Study Of Health Department Balochistan

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Dr. Mir Sadaat Baloch , Dr.Nadir Khan , Mr.Safi Ullah


The partners in Balochistan are not able to tap in the benefits of partnerships. One of the principal reasons for this inefficiency is mistrust and disjoint decision making and planning in partnerships. This research explores the process of decision making and planning in Balochistan with a focus on health department of Balochistan. This study has two main research objectives (RO) to achieve: to explore the nature of decision-making and planning in Balochistan and to assess the access of community while planning. This research uses a social constructivist framework to interpret the lived experiences. The knowledge about such experiences exists with the culture and context of Balochistan. This research uses a case study method for which clear chain of evidence is established through triangulation of data with help of interviews and observation. This paper discusses that involvement of people or community is central for the development of trust.  Indicating that they have to be equal partners and there should be symmetry of power during decision making and planning. As their marginalisation from the process of partnership tends to create mistrust in the community, and inefficiency for campaigns. This study concludes that sharing and learning, and involving the people and local partners in planning and decision-making would increase trust.

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