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Determining priorities in rural communities in Jamaica (PLA 43)

Jane Dodman

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This article details a method of assessing development needs of a region. With three different villages represented in a consultative group, each with their own development needs, four different methods of prioritising were used. Differing results were achieved with each method, and overall this gave a more robust list of developmental goals, while allowing participants exposure to many different methodologies.

This article was published in PLA 43: Advocacy and Citizen Participation. 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. See: www.planotes.org

This article was published in PLA 43: Advocacy and Citizen Participation (February 2002).
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