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Participatory approaches in animal healthcare: from practical applications to global-level policy reform (PLA 50)

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This article maps out some of the key experiences that have shaped the growing use of participatory approaches among community based animal health care workers (CAHWs). It describes how negative attitudes among professionals and academics have changed during the process of policy reform, and explains how participatory impact assessment and other methods have contributed to the policy process. The article focuses on experiences in east Africa and the Horn of Africa, while also describing how events in these regions have influenced change in international bodies.

This special anniversary issue of Participatory Learning and Action contains articles by previous guest-editors and authors from the last 20 years who were invited to revisit their contributions and provide an update on current thinking. The overview reflects on the overlapping themes and parallels in the lessons learnt and suggestions for ways forward.

Guest editors: Robert Chambers, Nicole Kenton and Holly Ashley

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 and activists. All articles are peer-reviewed by an international editorial board. See:

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Participatory Learning and Action 50: Critical reflections, future directions
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