PRA that supports local development : the experience of developing a Municipal Rural Development Plan in Tombos, Brazil

Publication year: 
1999

This article discusses the analytical process of qualitative research, particularly those of a participatory nature. It draws on experiences in Tombos (Minas Gerais, Brazil), where a PRA process was the foundation for elaborating a Municipal Rural Development Plan. A process of 'construction - deconstruction - reconstruction' was used, proving both effective and efficient. First, a synthesis was constructed by some researchers. Then, a Committee with community representatives deconstructed the synthesis through problem analysis. Finally, synthesis and analysis reconstructed the information around strategic issues. This process helped create an analysed consensus, from which action proposals were elaborated.

Source publication information
Journal Title: 
PLA notes
Volume: 
No. 34
Pages: 
49-56
Publisher
IIED
IIED, 3 Endsleigh Street, London WC1H ODD, UK
London
Publisher reference: 
International Institute for Environment and Development

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E : Miscellaneous : RRA Notes/PLA 3699