This Introduction is taken from a more extensive resource pack (now unavailable). After a brief introduction to PRA, it looks at methods associated with:
- Space - mapping, transect walks, modelling
- Time - seasonal calendars, daily activity routines, lifelines, timelines and historical maps
- Networks and Linkages - diagramming, flow analysis, spider diagrams, problem walls and solution trees
- Prioritisation and Rapid Quantification – matrix ranking and scoring, treatment sequence matrices and wealth and wellbeing ranking.
This IDS Source Pack aims to give an introduction to micro-finance and micro-enterprise and provide a comprehensive listing of other good sources of information on the subject. An introductory article by Christian Sorenson gives an overview of the subject. This is followed by some readings which include: a look at how to identify the poorest clients around the world; details of how participatory monitoring and evaluation can strengthen a street youth micro-entrepreneurs programme in the Dominican Republic; and information about the work of a rural women's bank in India. The last section gives details of around twenty recommended materials on micro-finance.
This information pack introduces the reader to Participatory Poverty Assessments (PPAs) which were developed during the 1990s in order to increase poor people's participation in the ongoing processes of formulating and implementing poverty alleviation policies. Part One provides a general background to PPAs, explaining what they are, how they have developed, how they are carried out, what impact they have had, challenges that are faced and the future of PPAs. Throughout this section, case studies are outlined corresponding with and highlighting issues discussed. Part Two gives abstracts of information resources on PPAs on which part one is based and details of resource availability. Part Three reproduces three key information resources.
This book recognises that there has been no systemic approach to building capacities of the functionaries of Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRI): it is an attempt to fill the gap. It provides 10 modules, together with a base model, each designed to meet the training needs of different functionaries in different tiers of the system. Providing a training roadmap, it includes trainers' notes, content flow diagrams, sketches, posters and games as necessary aids for imparting training to functionaries of PRIs who are adult learners keeping learning theory fully in mind. It gives details of different steps to be followed by the trainer and includes 20 posters depicting the 29 disciplines of the PRIs.
The toolkit shows how participatory methods can be used to raise community voice, both through health research and by training communities to take effective action and become involved in the health sector. Generally, this toolkit aims to strengthen capacities in researchers, health workers and civil society personnel working at community level to use participatory methods for research, training and programme support. The toolkit uses experiences from different countries in the east and southern African region.
Visualisation in Participatory Programmes: how to facilitate and visualise participatory group processes
This manual has been written for the trained facilitator of group events. It is designed to reinforce concepts and techniques learned in training of facilitators and trainers in participatory group processes. VIPP is not wedded to a particular framework or academic discipline in problem solving, planning or training. Rather it is a set of tools that can be applied to just about any group process as long as the intention is to make such processes more participatory and democratic.
This is a manual for facilitators and trainers involved in:
- Planning and revising projects and programmes
- Communication materials development and story-line planning
- Putting research into action
- Community-level development work, including pra/pla
- Training workshops
- Training of facilitators and trainers
- Curricula development
- Running conferences and information markets
- Management, human-resource planning and team building
- Business meetings
The World Health Organisation estimates that between 7 and 10 per cent of the world’s population live with disabilities. This means between 2.5 and 3.5 million of the worlds displaced people also live with disabilities, and research shows they are among the most hidden, neglected and socially excluded of all displaced people. This resource kit provides practical ideas on how to improve services and protection for people with disabilities and enhance their inclusion and participation in community affairs. It is designed as a companion publication to the report “Disabilities among Refugees and Conflict-Affected Populations".
Community Forest Management Planning: a field guide for Cross River Stare, Nigeria, a step-by-step approach
This is one of two manuals that highlight resource mapping as a tool for community forest management and protected area planning. This manual draws on the experiences of Cross River State and involves a step by step methodology that ensures community mapping is used in a systematic process that allows local people to develop their Community Based Forest Management Plan. It is written to accompany a training activity so that many of the points and tips are to remind the trained facilitator how to proceed and what to think about at every stage.
This user guide on participatory communication aims to answer the following questions: What do we mean when we say participatory communications? What are the practical implications of working with participatory communication strategies in development and social change processes? What practical experiences document that participatory communication adds value to a development project of programme?
Many communication practitioners and development workers face obstacles and challenges in their practical work. A participatory communication strategy offers a very specific perspective on how to articulate social processes, decision-making processes and any change process for that matter. Participatory approaches are nothing new. At a time when institutions, both governmental and nongovernmental, increasingly seek participatory approaches in their development initiative, this guide provides perspective, tools and experiences on how to implement participatory communications strategies.
Participatory Capacity and Vulnerability Analysis (PCVA) is a risk analysis process that was designed for Oxfam and partner organisation staff to engage with communities. By using participatory learning and action techniques and tools and different analytical frameworks, the PCVA facilitators will support the community generate their own analysis of the existing risk and identify and plan for specific adaptation and risk reduction measures. This learning resource is the first edition of a training pack for Oxfam and partner facilitators to deliver a five-day PCVA methodology workshop.