Situation analysis of the conditions in Porta Farm, an informal settlement 35km west of Harare. Looks at the situation of children to identify possible interventions to assist the most vulnerable groups, and concerned with assessing the extent of application of principles of UN Convention of the Rights of the Child.
Recognising the role of active participation in transforming the lives of poor people, the 4th volume in the Training for Transformation series focusses on the environment; gender; racism; multi-cultural understanding; and building participatory governance.
Participatory policy analysis questions conventional policy-making procedures, challenges the behaviour and attitudes of policy makers and influences the style and substance of policy itself. This book examines the implications and issues of participatory policy-focused research through case studies and discussions. One section concentrates specifically on participatory poverty assessments as a means of bringing local poverty and policy analysis into the policy 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.
The widespread uptake of participatory approaches has created a need to assess more critically if the work is benefitting women and men equally. Community differences are simplified, power relationships poorly understood and conflicts avoided or ignored. The contributors to this book provide an overview of issues and lessons, theoretical reflections, practical experiences and examples of how organizations are attempting to integrate gender into the participatory process.