A restocking project in Isiolo District in north-east Kenya aimed to help displaced families go back to a 'traditional' pastoral way of life by giving them goats. Success ranking was one of the PRA techniques used to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the scheme. The objective was to determine each individual household's level of success and to elicit the local people's perception of success. The success ranking enabled the evaluation team to see how effective the programme had been, and what the constraints were for those families who had not been very successful.
This article is likely to be of interest to community level NGO fieldworkers and those involved in project evaluation