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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 1 Urban management training, action learning and rapid analysis methods

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Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 1 Urban management training, action learning and rapid analysis methods Philip Amis Background importance and necessity of short and quick problem-solving and applied research often This short note is an attempt to condense some carried out in teams). Practically this takes the of the experience gained at the Development form of an applied field study. It is critically Administration Group (DAG) in using Rapid important to understand that this is not simply a Analysis Methods in an overall action learning `look and see'. For officials, it involves them in approach to urban management training. This actually analysing a particular problem in depth and producing practical and detailed policy has primarily taken place in a series of courses recommendations. run by DAG and the Town and Country Planning Organisation (TCPO) in the Ministry of Urban Development, New Delhi, India. In training terms the process is more important These notes are only my observations as one of than the context. The aim of this methodology the team members; a considerable amount of is to enhance problem-solving ability; namely the expertise has been built up collectively both the ability to identify, diagnose and produce recommendations for a ...

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