Pathways to participation: critical reflections on PRA
This briefing is based on the Pathways to Participation Project, a collaborative research initiative by the Participation Group at IDS in early 1999 to take stock of experience with PRA ten years after it began to gain popularity in development practice. The pathways project has worked with PRA practitioners and development organisations in Kenya, Mexico, Nepal, India, The Gambia and Vietnam. It has supported associated work in Pakistan and China, and convened international practitioners of PRA to reflect on their perspectives on the past, present and future of PRA. The briefing includes reflections on the meanings and practice of PRA, the historical spread, concerns about quality, learning and change and the Pathways Project itself.