Identifying and removing barriers to the implementation of socioeconomic plans in central Newfoundland

This project was initiated in response to community and regional representatives from Gander–New-Wes-Valley who were concerned by the recognizable gap between the status of their plans and the desired outcomes expressed within them.
There were three key objectives in this community-based research process:
1) To identify critical success factors and barriers for small communities in moving from planning to plan implementation;
2) To recommend steps that can be taken by local and senior government actors to maximize benefits and minimize challenges associated with these processes; and
3) To share lessons on effective community and multi-community socio-economic planning processes regionally and provincially.