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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 3 Project benefit-impact matrix from the Maldives - a method for participatory evaluation

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Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 3 Project benefit-impact matrix from the Maldives - a method for participatory evaluation Neela Mukherjee, Mohammed Zahid, Aminath Lateefa and Mohammed Rasheed Introduction In each case, groups of participants were provided with small cards and pens for listing, drawing and writing, as well as a wide sheet of The objective of this paper is to describe the paper for recording responses. They were first application of a participatory method called the `project benefit-impact matrix'. This was asked to remember and list the project recently used to evaluate the Nhilandhe activities and when they started (see Table 1). Integrated Atoll Development (NIAD) Project The participants then described the project of the United Nations Development activities and scored each of them in terms of their impact on individuals, the group or the Programme (UNDP) in the Maldives. community. For example, generation of electricity impacts upon the whole community, The Maldives has 200 inhabited small islands. It is a classic case of a dual economy: the while handicraft training activity impacted resort islands are prosperous tourist only on some individuals. economies, while the traditional island communities are deprived, remote and are After scoring, participants discussed the impacts ...

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