This handbook goes through the stages of implementing PRA from "getting started" through visits to other projects, to "data gathering, problem analysis, mobilising external support and handling money". Each stage is broken down into suggested activities and illustrated with detailed case-studies. Several sections would make useful training material - for example, internal problems are explored through case-studies of "A Controversial Chief" and "Water and Posho Mills Don't Mix". PRA methods are not described as the emphasis is on PRA as a whole process.
This attractively presented handbook would be useful for trainers of trainers, trainers and community workers, particularly in NGO projects.
USAID / Clark University