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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 Editorial

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Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 Editorial At the end of 1991 a series of IIED/IDS a single, income-related indicator to target the seminars identified several issues that merited poor in poverty alleviation programmes. extra attention in the RRA Notes. We plan to produce several theme issues, starting with this A variation of card-sorting using beans is one on wealth and well-being ranking. The written up by Stefanie Schaefer, who used it in next issue will focus on applications in health Zaire. The project sought more detailed and we plan one on training of PRA. Wealth information about sub-groups within the target ranking has sparked much interest recently as population better to adapt the projects' identifying the poor and `poorest of the poor' activities to different needs. She used a pile of continues to be necessary and prove difficult. beans that was divided into smaller heaps. The myth of relative well-being as a sensitive This led into discussions about each group, topic is being challenged and has led to and although not providing information about innovations such as the visualisation of individuals, it was an easy and valuable poverty on maps produced by large groups. method to understand sub-groups within ...

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