Using semi-structured interviews, the Citizens disaster relief centre. Other tools were also used. Important lessons were learnt for the next time - such as the timing of the field work, the need to level off expectations of the fieldworkers, that roles should be assigned, that community feedback meetings were important and how to encourage participation. It was felt that PRA was useful for evaluating small community projects, and that is was relevant and participatory, but not, as had been assumed, rapid.
May interest NGO staff and fieldworkers.