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Editorial (PLA Notes 47)

Angela Milligan

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This general issue of PLA Notes includes a broad range of papers on the use of participatory research in many different contexts. From resource management plans in Gabon to the use of participation to ensure support for orphaned children in Lesotho.

Also included in this issue are articles on 'parti-numbers' - detailing improvements and developments in the participation field, documenting new methods of collecting data, allowing both qualitative and quantitative data collection and how communities can be empowered to collect information themselves without the need for outside intervention. There are also Tips for Trainers, and our usual In Touch section, which includes book reviews, events, and e-participation.

Participatory Learning and Action is the world’s leading informal journal on participatory approaches. Guest editors provide up-to-the minute accounts of participatory approaches in specific fields. Since 1987, PLA has provided a forum for participatory practitioners – community workers, activists and researchers – to share experiences, reflections and methodological innovations with others, providing a genuine ‘voice from the field’.

To download individual articles for ‘PLA Notes 47: Participatory numbers’ see 'More information' link below.

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