Often when people try to tick a box or gain legitimacy (and funding) they invoke the Participatory.
Some years ago i was with some water sector people in Bangladesh. Proper NGOistan.
They were feeding me some stuff on their participatory projects and i came accross an interesting pie chart.
It was a pie chart of their donors/financers. And yes, The Agents of Developmentia were well represented.
What a farce, how farticipatory.
This foul breeze exists in all climes. Im sure it isnt what Paulo Freire was on about.