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Frontiers in Participatory Rural Appraisal and Participatory Learning and Action: Pra and Pla in Applied Research Amitava Mukherjee

Frontiers in Participatory Rural Appraisal and Participatory Learning and Action: Pra and Pla in Applied Research

Amitava Mukherjee

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ISBN : 9781853397110
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468 pages
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Community participation or people s participation in the process of development has entered into the development lexicon permanently in the past 50 years. New methods, tools and approaches (variously called as Participatory Learning and Action (PLA),MoreCommunity participation or people s participation in the process of development has entered into the development lexicon permanently in the past 50 years. New methods, tools and approaches (variously called as Participatory Learning and Action (PLA), Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) or its earlier incarnation Rapid Rural Appraisal) to enlist people s participation, have been invented, improvised and developed by development practitioners and academicians all over the world.This book is a unique exercise in exploration and synthesis, demonstrating and documenting the experiments which have revealed that participatory tools, methods and approaches can be very efficiently used in several fields of human exploration, including organization and institutional development, action research (on the need to adopt an inter-sectoral approach to dealing with development issues, on hunger, participatory poverty assessment, bio-diversity conservation and conflict resolution over sharing of resources), macro-policy evaluation and democratic processes. Each chapter, dealing with these issues, describes both the process followed in the application of participatory tools and methods in the respective field and the synthesis of the theory of participation with practice as well. The book will be an invaluable guide to practitioners, researchers, academicians and students of development economics and poverty planning.