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PLA Notes 33: Understanding Market Opportunities

Guest Editor Andy Jeans

Book/Report, 96 pages

This edition includes six general articles and a special theme section on the use of participatory approaches to help local people better understand markets and to develop their skills in managing financial resources. The theme section emphasises the importance of people understanding the financial aspects of their decisions.
 
This edition includes:

A report on the work of a Venezuelan NGO, EcoNatura, on conflict resolution.

A paper describing using participatory research methods to explore the learning environment of rural primary school pupils.

A report on gender resource mapping in a rural community in Honduras
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A paper suggesting the concept of participatory genealogies.


A report on a workshop on how geographic information systems (GIS) can be made more participatory.

An article giving advice on how to rank and how to interpret ranks.
 
An introduction to the use of participatory approaches to help people better understand markets and to develop their skills in managing financial resources.

A description of how a South African sewing group investigated their local markets using PRA.

An article on participatory research to help smallholder farmers in central Bangladesh maximise their profits.
 
A paper describing a board game to assist farmers in Zimbabwe to compare resource utilisation and the likely returns for alternative crops.

An article about a board game for financial management training of wildlife management committees in Southern Africa.

A paper on 'participatory business planning' developed with rural Aboriginal communities in Australia.

Tips for Trainers: Exploring evaluation through drawing.

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