Society for Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA)

Participatory Training: a book of readings

This is a resource book created for front-line workers of development organisations. It focuses on various themes of participatory training methodology and is intended to serve as a useful resource for practitioners running workshops and also for training trainers in these methodologies. It is adapted from PRIA's manual for participatory training methodology, with an aim to simplify the content and tailor if for front-line workers.  

Citizens and governance: civil society in the new millennium

This study captures the hopes and aspirations, concerns and needs of ordinary Indian citizens throughout the country. It had the following three basic questions: 1. What is your view of a 'good society'? To what extent does such a society exist today? 2. In such a 'good society', what roles are best played by citizens and what roles are best played by state institutions and other sectors? 3. What would enable citizens to play their roles more effectively in the development of such a society in the future?

Innovations in civil society

This journal, published by PRIA (Participatory Research in Asia) in New Delhi, focuses on the facilitation of citizenÆs participation in development and democratic governance. This volume presents 7 articles where of 3 are based directly on experiences from practice in case studies, and many are based on experiences from workshops organised by PRIA. Tandon and Mohanty examine the role of civil society initiatives in influencing public policy in India (Influencing public policy: civil society and governance in India).

Women in governance

In 1992, an Act was passed which dictated that 1/3 of seats at all levels in the newly formed Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) should be reserved for women. This PRIA (Society for Participatory Research in Asia) publication, Participation and Governance has a special focus on women in Governance and looks back on the years succeeding this act. Included in this volume are the experiences and contributions of women elected to the PRIs, the methods they use to govern and the obstacles they face in both urban and rural governance.

Participatory development and civil society : networking, capacity building and advocacy : strategic plan (1997 - 2000) of PRIA International

This document presents the networking, capacity building and advocacy strategic plan of PRIA (Society for Participatory Research in Asia) from 1997-2000. It offers the history of the organisation and discusses its present role, challenges, mission, strategies, and proposed activities. It also provides an outline of the financial breakdown and needs of the organisation.