Wealth Ranking and Scoring

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This paper was written from the perspective of a rural sociologist doing wealth ranking in Swaziland, with the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) with the intention of identifying the poorest members of the community. It details the process of a decision to use a "rapid" approach, the percieved and actual problems with the said approach. Ranking mechanisms used are described and results and conclusions from the exercise given. It emphasises the need for adequate time for exercises to be conducted if they are to produce 'good' results. Finally, the need for training in the use of these methods is stressed.

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IIED, 3 Endsleigh Street, London WC1H ODD, UK|Agriculture Education Training Unit, Wolverhampton Polytechnic, Gorway Road, Walsall WS1 3BD, UK
Participatory Rapid Rural Appraisal Introductory Course
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Wolverhampton Polytechnic, UK

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