The North Western Dry Zone Participatory Development Project in Sri Lanka attempts to introduce a participatory approach in all stages of programme planning and implementation. This booklet on user's guidelines on PRA techniques has been developed using the recent experience of PRA conducted in the project area. Brief guidelines are given on how to use the following techniques: mapping and modelling, seasonal analysis, wealth ranking, venn diagrams, matrix scoring and ranking, transects, change and trend diagrams, and semi-structured interviews. Participatory village resource management planning is also briefly discussed.
Although intended for project staff of the Dry Zone Participatory Development Project in Sri Lanka, this booklet may also be of interest to those using PRA for community-level planning
NWP Dry Zone Participatory Development Project