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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 Editorial


Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 Editorial Addressing the gaps or dispelling the myths?: participatory approaches in low-income urban communities Participatory urban appraisal? practitioners and urban development agents included in this special issue. Over the past 18 months, the Human The papers are more about raising crucial Settlements and Sustainable Agriculture questions and identifying key issues than Programmes of IIED have been inundated with supplying answers. While they broadly enquiries about the use of participatory research and development approaches in community demonstrate the value to be obtained from such development programmes in urban areas. In methods and tools, many issues are not response to this interest, the two programmes addressed. For example, it is clearly important have jointly compiled and edited this special to understand better the added contribution that participatory tools and methods might offer in issue of RRA Notes focusing on the use of urban areas. In addition to providing a cost- participatory methodologies for research and effective means of poverty analysis for the project implementation in cities and towns, thus allowing us to consider this theme from both World Bank, do such methods make a urban and rural perspectives. In this overview, significant addition to the range ...

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