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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 1 Wealth ranking in Swaziland: a method to identify the poorest

Verona Groverman

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Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 1 Wealth ranking in Swaziland: a method to identify the poorest Verona Groverman between the different projects. In one of the · Introduction projects, in Swaziland, the method of wealth Many development projects aim to improve the ranking was tested for its suitability to identify living situation of the poorer people. In so- the poorer community members. called participatory projects the target group itself is highly involved in the implementation I will describe our experience with wealth and at times identification and evaluation ranking in Swaziland, where I worked as a phases of the project. In less stratified societies rural sociologist. My views do not necessarily it is difficult to identify the poorer men and represent those of FAO. women in order to approach them about the project and their possible involvement. Wealth Experiences in Swaziland ranking might be a method to select the poorer in a community. The PPP in Swaziland started in 1985. Five action areas for group formation were The setting selected. The criteria used were not recorded clearly which made repetition of this selection In the eighties the Food and Agriculture procedure impossible. In 1988 the project staff Organisation of ...

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