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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 3 PRA and anthropology: challenges and dilemmas


Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 3 PRA and anthropology: challenges and dilemmas Ian Scoones Introduction facilitation and conflict negotiation. These reflections consist of two parts. The first 3. That anyone can do it Anyone can help make a map or do matrix explores the myths surrounding Participatory scoring with some success. But this does not Rural Appraisal (PRA). These are myths mean that learning takes place or changes propagated by development practitioners, donors, and academics alike. I attempt to occur. Using the language of participation, as debunk some of them, drawing on my many consultancy groups and large aid experience (and interpretation) of what PRA is bureaucracies do, does not mean that fieldwork and isn't. These reflections draw heavily on will be successful. Wider issues of organisational change, management and discussions held amongst an international reward systems, staff behaviour, ethics and group of PRA practitioners/trainers at the responsibilities also have to be addressed. IIED-IDS seminar held in Brighton in May 1994 (see Sharing our concerns - looking to the future, PLA Notes 22) and debates 4. That it's just fancy methods generated by the IIED Beyond Farmer First The popular and visible image of PRA is the research programme ...

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