The Development Planning Process in Lesotho: Organigrams and the Organism

  • David Hirschmann


Although discussion in this chapter is based on observation of the working of the planning machinery in Lesotho, a very small country and one of the least developed of the developing countries (L.D.D.C.s), it is considered that the experiences of that country are not of a totally unique nature.


Planning Process Development Planning Planning Officer Village Development Committee Tail Event 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 1.
    Mike Faber and Dudley Seers (eds.), The Crisis in Planning, vol. ii: The Experience (Brighton: Sussex Univ. Press, 1972);Google Scholar
  2. Albert Waterston, Development Planning: The Lessons of Experience (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 1965)Google Scholar
  3. A. H. Hanson, ‘Professor Riggs and Mr Waterston on Development Administration’, in Planning and the Politicians (and Other Essays) (London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1969) pp. 246–51;Google Scholar
  4. Bernard Schaffer, The Administrative Factor, Papers in Organisation, Politics and Development (London: Frank Cass, 1973) pp. 55, 72;Google Scholar
  5. Albert O. Hirschman, ‘The Search for Paradigms as a Hindrance to Understanding’, in Norman T. Uphoff and Warren F. Ilchman (eds.), The Political Economy of Development, Theoretical and Empirical Contributions (Berkeley: Univ. of California Press, 1972) p. 67;Google Scholar
  6. 2.
    Bruno Knall, ‘Requirements for Effective Development Planning’, in John Barratt et al. (eds.), Accelerated Development in Southern Africa (London: Macmillan, 1974) p. 421;Google Scholar
  7. Ira Sharkansky, Public Administration: Policy Making in Government Agencies (Chicago: Markham, 1970) p. 4 (this does not refer specifically to the planning process);Google Scholar
  8. Leslie P. Green, The Role of Planning in National Development: Governmental Issues (Johannesburg: Urban and Regional Research Unit, University of the Witwatersrand, 1973);Google Scholar
  9. Joseph L. Massie, Essentials of Management (Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1964) p. 72 (this does not refer specifically to the planning process);Google Scholar
  10. Rashid Ibrahim, ‘Administrative Obstacles to Development’, in Ronald Robinson (ed.), Developing the Third World: The Experience of the Nineteen Sixties (Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 1971) p. 192;Google Scholar
  11. Mahbub Ul Haq, ‘Planning Agencies in Pakistan’, in Graeme C. Moodie (ed.), Governmental Organisation and Economic Development (Paris: Development Centre of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, 1968) p. 32;Google Scholar
  12. 6.
    Ernest Muteba et al., Small States and Territories: Status and Problems (New York: UNITAR, 1971) esp. pp. 148 ff.Google Scholar
  13. 8.
    Frank Herbert, Dune (London: New English Library, 1972) p. 35.Google Scholar
  14. 9.
    Larry E. Greiner, ‘Conceptions of Organisation Development in Sweden’, Public Administration Newsletter (New York: U. N. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Public Administration Division), no. 52 (July-Aug. 1973) p. 21.Google Scholar
  15. 11.
    Andrew M. Kamarck, The Economics of African Development, rev. ed. (New York: Praeger, 1971) pp. 267–8.Google Scholar
  16. 12.
    A. A. Lazaris, Analysis and Scheduling of the Main Functions of the Central Planning and Development Office (Maseru: C.P.D.O., June 1970) p. 83. Lazaris gives the following definitions: Event: a particular instance of time at which some specific part of a function or job has been or is to be achieved. Activity: a part of a function or job to which known resources must be applied. Head event: event whose completion is required for the commencement of an activity. Tail event: event whose completion depends on the ending of an activity.Google Scholar
  17. 16.
    David B. Abernethy, ‘Bureaucracy and Economic Development in Africa’, African Review (Dar es Salaam) 1 (1) (Mar. 1971) p. 99.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© South African Institute of International Affairs 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • David Hirschmann

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations