Villagers in Sri Lanka plan their future in partnership with government development authorities

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Outlines the process of preparing a village resource management plan in Sri Lanka. The villagers used mapping, seasonal calendars, matrix ranking and chapati diagramming to analyze their situation and identify problems and solutions. The exercise was part of a PRA training programme for civil servants from five government departments, many of whom found it very rewarding and demonstrated a strong commitment to the participatory planning approach.

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Trainers, as well as those in NGOs and other organisations concerned with changing behaviour and attitudes and institutionalising participatory approaches
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PLA notes
No. 23
IIED, 3 Endsleigh St, London WC1H 0DD, UK
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International Institute for Environment and Development

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