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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 24 Extracts

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Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 24 Extracts The need to cross-check A card sorting method was used to identify the poor and very poor households. 82 households the results of wealth were recorded and the group reported that 10 ranking households had vacated their houses and permanently migrated to other places. Left by N. Narayanasamy & S. Manivel with 72 households, the group identified 46 as very poor and 26 as poor households. Wealth or well-being ranking is a sensitive, but widely used, PRA method to identify This exercise was repeated on the second day poorer groups using locally evolved criteria. with a group of five villagers. All of them This exercise should only be undertaken if were under the age of 30 years. This group there is a real need to distinguish different classified the households into three categories social groups and only at a stage when based on a newly evolved set of criteria. These adequate rapport and understanding has been were: built up between the villagers and outsiders. Poor: Practitioners of PRA have evolved quite a · Owns land; number of wealth ranking methods. These · Possession of milch animals; and, include card sorting and social ...

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