Brock, Karen

Unpacking policy: knowledge, actors and spaces in poverty reduction in Uganda and Nigeria

This book presents the findings from a research project carried out by a team of researchers based in the UK, Uganda and Nigeria. Using examples from Uganda and Nigeria, it sets out to examine the processes by which policies for poverty reduction are made and implemented and assesses the scope policies provide for positive change in the lives of poor people. The writers based their approach on three interconnected themes. Knowledge: the information on which policies are based û who provides it? How is it used?

A rough guide to PPAs: Participatory Poverty Assessment: an introduction to theory and practice

The aim of PPAs is to improve the effectiveness of public action for poverty reduction by including the views, priorities and perspectives of poor people in the analysis of what should be done. This guide is designed to help answer some key questions related to the development of a PPA: how to assess whether a PPA will be useful; how to decide where a PPA should be located institutionally; how to build the initial partnerships; how to design the process; how to enhance quality in the fieldwork and analysis: how to ensure influence on policy.

PPAs VPPs: una guía general a las VPPs, Valoraciones Participativas de la Probreza; una introducción a la teoría y la práctica

El objetivo de VPPs (Valoraciones Participativas de la Pobreza) es mejorar la eficacia de la acción pública para la reducción de la pobreza incluyendo las opiniones, las prioridades y las perspectivas de la gente pobre en el análisis de acción.

The poor of Zambia speak: who would ever listen to the poor?

This book is a summary of the findings of a decade of research on poverty in Zambia which has used a range of participatory research tools. Its objective is to represent the perceptions and analyses of poor people concerning their situation. It does this through analysis of the following areas: livelihoods, health, education, and institutions. It also does this by means of a compilation of policy-related insights from participatory research which applied and evolved techniques, both verbal and visual.

A review of participatory work on poverty and illbeing : consultations with the poor

This synthesis and review of participatory work on illbeing and poverty is part of the "Consultations with the Poor" project, which has undertaken to work with poor people in 23 countries to dsicover their perspective on four key themes: illbeing and wellbeing, problems and priorities, institutional relationships and gender. It examines participatory work undertken outside of national level participatory poverty assessments and represents some of the work on illbeing and poverty carried out by NGOs, research institutes and advocacy organisations.