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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 14 Development of PRA in Francophone Africa: lessons from the Sahel

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Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 14 Development of PRA in Francophone Africa: lessons from the Sahel Bara Gueye Introduction · Maintain standards in the use of the methods. The Sahel region has offered a fertile bed for the operational application of PRA through This article analyses the problems encountered "Gestion de Terroirs" approaches that are by the networks in trying to achieve these being pursued in many countries. Since 1989 aims, and then suggests some possible ways the experience with PRA in francophone West forward. Africa has grown enormously and there is now a French language newsletter on PRA, Relais The challenges MARP, the third issue of which is now being produced1. In June 1994, a workshop was held in Saly Portudal, Senegal, to discuss issues relating to IIED's PRA-Sahel Programme has established the rapid development of PRA in the region. networks in Burkina Faso, Mali and Senegal2. The networks focus much of their efforts on Most of the participants work in NGOs and are providing PRA training. In particular their also members of the national PRA networks. aims are to: They have been using PRA at the early stages of their project cycles or as an evaluation tool. ...

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