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Document begins: Editorial Welcome to this issue of PLA Notes. As many of our readers In this issue will be aware, PLA Notes has now been produced for over As usual, this issue opens with a general selection of 12 years and during this time, has reflected the growth and articles. In the first article, Thackwray Driver and Axel development of participatory methodologies. Kravatsky discuss a participatory project which, in their words, `went wrong'. Through critical reflection, they raise In an era where participatory approaches have often been issues regarding how projects using PLA methodologies to viewed as a panacea to development problems or where make changes can get stuck in predetermined outcomes acquiring funds for projects has depended on the use of from the outset. such methodologies, it is vital to pay attention to the quality of the methods and the process of participaton. Whilst PLA In the second article, Kees Blok presents a training project Notes is still a series with a methodological focus, it is which focuses on training professionals to develop skills in important to emphasise issues of power in the process and facilititation of participatory processes. The article the impact of participation, asking ourselves who sets ...