Draft copy of the final report of the South African participatory poverty assessment. See record 2036 for final copy.
This document reviews the experiences of various national and international development agencies working with participatory approaches in Vietnam and recommendations are made regarding the potentials and limitations of using such approaches.
The paper starts with a question - are women as a group poor in the Republic of Guinea? and uses evidence from both the household survey and PRA in answering the question. Existing data on consumption poverty obtained from household surveys are assessed in detail in an attempt to answer the above question. PRA methods, such as well-being ranking, group discussion, social mapping are used in assessing gender deprivation. Finally, the paper addresses the question of generalisability of PRA based assessment in the larger, national context.
A report prepared as part of the Zambia Participatory Poverty Assessment (PPA).
This document reports on the findings and methodology used to investigate the following issues in rural Zambia:
- local perceptions of poverty, vulnerability and relative well-being
- what the poor themselves see as the most effective actions for poverty reduction which can be taken by i) individuals or families ii) communities iii)government agencies iv) other institutions
- the main concerns and problems in poor rural people's lives at present and how these have changed over the last 5-10 years
Finally, the report summarises the most significant policy related findings of the PPA.
Consolidated report on poverty assessment in Ghana using qualitative and participatory research methods.
This is a draft report of the first phase of research carried out for the Ghana Participatroy Poverty Assessment (PPA). The report begins by stating the design and objectives of the research carried out. The principle conclusions made from the first phase of field work are then documented and their policy implications outlined.
Annexes to the report include field site reports for Maamobi, Sombo and Derma and also the trainers' report from the initial workshop held for the PPA facilitators.
A brief report on the activities of the first phase of the Ghana Participatory Poverty Assessment which includes a section on methodological issues regarding the use of PRA in the study and in particular, its applicability in an urban context.
This article describes the manner in which the World Bank is incorporating a participatory approach into its environmental work, including the launch of the Participation Sourcebook. The Bank's Participatory Poverty Asssessment process is also briefly outlined.