This paper describes a five day RRA exercise carried out in a village in Gujarat, in order to classify the economic status of a community. The classifications were obtained through interviews carried out with key people in the village. Each household was classified using criteria developed by the villagers themselves. The paper reports the results under the following headings: health of family members; education of children; assets ownership; credit worthiness; land ownership; part-time employment; and house size.
This paper would be of interest to community and project fieldworkers, trainers and researchers, agriculturalists and economists working in NGOs.
Conference address: The Agricultural Education and Training Unit, Wolverhampton Polytechnic, Wolverhampton, UK
Participatory Rapid Rural Appraisal Introductory Course
IIED and the Agricultural Education and Training Unit, Wolverhampton Polytechnic