This paper reports the results of the 'Dare-to-Share Fair' held in The Hague, The Netherlands in October 1999, involving over 40 organisations. The subject of the event was sharing experiences around participatory approaches to development and learning from the field how to assist people in their development in such a way that they actually own the process.
The book explores the main issues and concerns of development professionals about adapting PRA from micro to macro organisations. It includes a checklist of practical considerations on training, taking projects from pilots and scaling up, changing institutional cultures and procedures and introducing participatory monitoring and evaluation.
This book presents issues and challenges facing those facilitating children's and young people's participation. The contributors come from a wide range of backgrounds including NGOs in development, children's agencies, academic insitutions and governments and provide case studies from the UK, Eastern Europe, asia, Africa, the Carribean and central and north America. Chapter 1 gives and overview to the main issues and concepts and chapters 2-7 each expand on a particular theme. The main issues discussed and analysed include: the ethical dilemmas facing professionals, the process and methods used in partlicipatory research and planning with children, the inter-relationship between culture and children's participation, considerations for instiutions and the key qualities of a participation programme.
PIM is a concept for guiding self-help projects in development cooperation. The actors involved carry out the monitoring themselves, and because PIM assumes that these actors are autonomous, the monitoring system of the self-help groups and the development organisations are separate, comparisons are periodically made and planning accordingly adapted. The main purpose of PIM is to document socio-cultural impacts. By doing so it initiates and reinforces learning processes, and complements more technically or economically oriented monitoring.