PLA Notes 36: General Issue
This is a general edition of Participatory Learning and Action. It includes the following items:
A paper about the participatory evaluation of a CARE International project in Zimbabwe.
An article looking at the evaluation of a participatory training workshop for GTZ staff.
An article about the importance of generating community confidence in order to nurture cooperation, based on a project in Ecuador.
A paper about the background and origin of force field analysis, enumerating steps for using it and giving examples of its use in PRA.
A report on the Southern Highlands Dairy Development Project in Tanzania which aims to support the private dairy sector.
A paper describing how social network analysis can be used to understand social capital and discussing how strong social capital and social networks can influence policy at a local level.
A case study from Zimbabwe, which considers the extent to which PRA methods can be used to collect economic data.
A brief report from the ‘Deepening our Understanding and Practice' conference on participatory development held in Canada.
Tips for Trainers on using a matrix for ranking PRA tools.