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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 7 A detailed look at the PAD approach


Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 7 A detailed look at the PAD approach Marc P. Lammerink · Introduction Preparation As explained in the previous article (see First the support organisation assembles an Lammerink et al), the PAD approach interdisciplinary male/female project team of encompasses a number of steps, activities, two to three people, representing technical and methods and tools to encourage the full social expertise. Later local development participation of men and women in improving teams at the community level will also be the management of their water supply and formed. New teams can prepare themselves by sanitation systems. collecting and reviewing information on other examples of community management of water supplies in their country, holding discussions The PAD approach involves various activities with other support organisations on their clustered into three phases: diagnosing, approaches, and assessing common problems experimenting and sustaining. In this article, I address the process as a whole, and explain the from the points of view of the community and logic and the sequence of steps within each the organisation. Field visits to other phase. The sequence of these steps should not community-managed projects may also be be regarded as fixed; each actual process may ...

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