About Us

This participatory methods website is generated by the Participation, Power and Social Change (PPSC) team at the Institute of Development Studies in the UK.  It is generously supported by our donors, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.

The PPSC team works in partnership with diverse collaborators from around the world to generate ideas and action for social change. Through participatory research, innovation and learning we work with people to identify and implement alternative approaches to social change that are both just and sustainable. These approaches combine participatory inquiry and evidence -building, international events and policy dialogues, capacity development and action learning.

This collaborative website is managed and nurtured by PPSC members who are currently working with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation to strengthen the understanding and application of participatory methodologies in poverty reduction.

The site will also include contributions from our partners along with other interested individuals and organisations. 

All contributions to this site reflect the opinions of those writing them and not necessarily those of IDS.

We can be contacted at:

Participation, Power and Social Change Team (PPSC)

Institute of Development Studies

University of Sussex

Brighton, BN1 9RE, UK

Tel: +44 (0) 1273 606261

Email: ppsc@ids.ac.uk

Web: http://www.ids.ac.uk/team/participation-power-and-social-change