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Promoting child-centred community development through participatory evaluation (PLA 42)

Lalitha Iyer

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Project evaluation is a very important part of any development project, but rarely includes the participation of the people affected by the development. This paper highlights the importance of community involvement in the process, and in particular children. Citing examples from a number of different projects, the author also suggests evaluation should begin at the start of any project.

This article was published in PLA 42: Children's Participation – Evaluating Effectiveness (October 2001). Participatory Learning and Action (PLA, formerly PLA Notes) is the world's leading series on participatory learning and action approaches and methods. PLA publishes articles on participation aimed at practitioners, researchers, academics, students and activists. All articles are peer-reviewed by an international editorial board.

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