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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 2 Participatory assessment and the twenty points of progress program: the experience from Mexico
Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 19882001 2 Participatory assessment and the twenty points of progress program: the experience from Mexico Gary M. Woller and James B. Mayfield Introduction few government or non-government organisations were willing to fund them, or so This paper describes the field-test of the time-consuming that villagers lost interest in Twenty Points of Progress Program (20PPP) participating. For all of the same reasons, most presently being implemented by an NGO methodologies also have had little impact called choiceHumanitarian in Guanajuato, either on programme performance or village development. Mexico. The 20PPP is a participatory methodology for systematically measuring and One of us (JM) developed the 20PPP at the assessing the impact of village development programs. The 20PPP differs in a number of request of UNICEF. The purpose was to important ways from other methods of devise a village monitoring system that was monitoring village development. short, simple, and inexpensive. After field- testing over 100 development indicators in · nearly 50 villages in Bolivia, Mexico, Kenya, It is participatory in nature, encouraging India, and Egypt, it was found that about 95 village communities to assess their own percent of villagers' concerns fell into five level of development and quality ...