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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 1 Rapid appraisals for health: an overview

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Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 1 Rapid appraisals for health: an overview Susan B. Rifkin proceedings of this meeting are to be Background published soon. In the last few years, interest for collecting As a further contribution to this area a meeting information that is obtained quickly and is at the Institute of Development Studies, reliable has been growing. Both for reasons of November 14-15, 1991 brought together a planning and cost, rapid collection procedures number of practitioners, researchers, and have gained popularity. Pioneered in the field health care personnel to explore in more detail of rural agricultural development in the so- the potentials and limitations of the rapid called `developing countries', these procedures collection procedures concept in the health might be defined as "any systematic activity field. Convened by Robert Chambers, designed to draw inferences, conclusions, participants included those attending an IDS hypotheses, or assessments, including seminar on planning primary health care, as acquisition of new information, in a limited well as aid agency personnel, members of the period of time" (Grandstaff and Grandstaff, UK health service and university people. 1987). At the onset, it is important to note in the Recently this concept has gained advocates in ...

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