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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 9 Observations on urban applications of PRA methods from Ghana and Zambia: participatory poverty assessments

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Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 9 Observations on urban applications of PRA methods from Ghana and Zambia: participatory poverty assessments Andy Norton Rural Appraisal and to deal with the above agenda in both rural and Participatory poverty urban communities in a broadly comparable assessment fashion. This undertaking led to a particularly interesting situation within which to compare the demands of undertaking this type of Over the last year exercises termed research in urban as against rural situations in participatory poverty assessments have been Africa. The following observations are draw carried out as part of the process of preparing from experiences in Ghana and Zambia. These World Bank Country Poverty Assessments in are personal reflections, although they draw on a number of countries. In Ghana, Zambia and the experience of the large Ghanaian and Kenya such exercises have been carried out Zambian research teams that were involved in using methods based on the RRA/PRA the research1. `family'. So far only the Zambia document is available in a reasonably `final' form (Zambia We were acutely aware of the fact that the Participatory Poverty Assessment, Norton, PRA methods which were employed had their Owen & Milimo 1994). origins in traditions of rural ...

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