Using rapid rural appraisal for project identification: report on a training exercise in Jama' are Local Government Area, Bauchi State, Northern Nigeria

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This training course in RRA techniques was held for heads of local government departments of several states in Northern Nigeria. The report does not describe the training sessions, but evaluates how various RRA techniques were carried out in the village context. Many of the problems identified relate to the idea of government officials using RRA : they were viewed with suspicion by the villagers (as tax collectors), and had a different perspective from NGO workers (one official asked, "Why are we trying to identify the poorest?") The report includes the visual results of activities and suggests how the training could link to project identification in local government.

Interest groups: 
Trainers of trainers, particularly in Government organisations.
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RRA Notes
6 (June)
IIED, 3 Endsleigh Street, London WC1H ODD, UK