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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 1 Summary of workshop presentations and discussions


Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 1 Summary of workshop presentations and discussions Local level adaptive planning: Looking to the future Jules N. Pretty and Ian Scoones ···· RRA and adaptive planning outsiders and external funding. The development aid business reinforces this with its concentration on discrete project There is some misunderstanding over what the identification and funding. This is a term Rapid Rural Appraisal means. It appears dependency that needs to be challenged and a to imply lightning visits by outsiders with no wider, more flexible, process-oriented follow up. It appears to satisfy the need for the approach to planning evolved. quick answers required in the aid context. It can look like a recipe, with simple and easy Adaptive planning implies that: fixes. For these reasons consultants are increasingly required to `use RRA' even when they are not appraised of the essential set of · local people participate in agenda settings, attitudes associated with the use of the resource allocating and controlling methods. Yet without the appropriate attitudes, processes; skills and behaviour, the methods work badly or not at all. And this means that the priorities · the acquisition of knowledge which occurs and knowledge of the poorest, disadvantaged ...

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