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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 6 Pair wise ranking made easy


Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 6 Pair wise ranking made easy Tim Russell Why pair wise ranking is used decisions is used that gives all involved a for prioritising chance to have their views heard. The standard pair wise ranking method Pair wise ranking is often used by social scientists, and increasingly by community development workers, as a means of Pair wise ranking in which each item on a list prioritising or ranking lists prepared by is compared in a systematic way with each communities. Common examples are lists of other provides such a method. An example of problems, projects or commodities, such as this is given in Table 1. To construct this table, trees for planting in forestry programmes. each problem was compared in turn with each Ranking these lists helps communities decide of the other problems. Thus "Lack of fertiliser" which are the most important things to do, for was compared first with "Lack of transport". instance are drinking water supply problems The community found that "Lack of fertiliser" more important that loans for oxen? What was more important than "Lack of transport" should be started first, a road to the chief's and so a `1' was ...

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