Participatory Rural Appraisal in PIDOW Context

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This paper discusses the impact of adopting PRA on the PIDOW (Participative Integrated Development of Watersheds) project by the NGO MYRADA in India. Initial experience of PRA fieldwork applied to watershed management projects led to the adoption of participatory planning and to sharing of experiences between government teams in local watershed areas. Attempts to further this approach encountered the limitations of government norms, but efforts continued to expand PRA approaches to project planning. The major applications of PRA have been as an entry point in villages and in analysing group problems.

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