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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 2 Participatory action research for a small industries promotion programme
Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 19882001 2 Participatory action research for a small industries promotion programme Torsten Striepke Introduction Participatory action research activities In June 1995, the Swiss Agency for Development and Co-operation (SDC) The three activities also aimed to familiarise embarked upon a new Small Industries the SBMOs with the Swiss project. The Promotion Programme in Nepal. This focused participatory action research approach was on meso-level interventions designed to favour introduced to highlight the key features of the Small Business Membership Organisations project to the SBMOs: (SBMOs) in various sectors. The long-term strategy aims at capacity and institutional · that the financing of all activities was to be building through participatory action research raised jointly by the SBMOs and SDC; methods. · that stakeholders would participate actively; The preparatory phase · that all exercises would be planned jointly; and, For over a year prior to practical · that all activities would be realistically implementation, SDC explored the potential budgeted. for launching a programme supporting SBMOs, and thus micro- and small enterprises This partnership approach to project in Nepal. Six small business membership development was rare in a Nepalese donor- organisations were selected as entry points for recipient situation. Normally, ...