Guy, Susan

Tips for trainers : introducing the 'H-form' : a method for monitoring and evaluation

This article describes a new tool, the H-form (or Rugby Post form), to facilitate monitoring and evaluation exercises. The method is described in detail, as are options for developing it further, depending on the objectives of the exercise. This tool helps individuals and/or groups to record their own views and ideas in a non-threatening and open, yet structured, way which fosters individual expression as well as common understanding and consensus. The sequence and clear framework that the H-form provides keeps discussion focused, specific, progressive and can easily lead to action points.

Rural development forestry in Scotland : the struggle to bring international principles and best practices to the last bastion of British colonial forestry.

Examines the failure of the state forestry agency (the Forestry Commission) to involve local rural communities in the management of its substantial forest land holdings in Scotland. This disregard for local people is in spite of the governments declared support for the UNCED Forest Principles and the article suggests that the FC would do well to learn from the governments overseas technical assistance programmes.