Welcome to our site

Welcome to the Participatory Methods website, managed by the Participation, Inclusion and Social Change Cluster at the Institute of Development Studies.

This site provides resources to generate ideas and action for inclusive development and social change. 

We explain what participatory methods are, where and how they are used, and their problems and potentials. We focus on participatory approaches to programme design, monitoring and evaluation; to learning, research and communication in organisations, networks and communities; and to citizen engagement in political processes.

Whether you are a development worker, an activist, a student or a researcher, concerned with widespread social change, small group action or project planning, we can offer you access to many useful and thought-provoking resources.

You might also be interested in ActionAid's NetworkedToolbox which contains methods and tools for participation.