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Methods for Community Participation

Methods for Community Participation
A Complete Guide for Practitioners

First Edition
  • Somesh Kumar - National Institute for Rural Development, Hyderabad, India

May 2002 | 336 pages | SAGE Vistaar
This immensely practical and comprehensive manual covers the concepts, practice and methodology of participatory development, focusing primarily on how to achieve participation. It is rich with insights from the field, particularly from India, China and Nigeria. Among its many unique features are: - it provides inclusive methodologies for reaching people - it suggests practical ways of making people's participation a reality - it is designed to suit the needs of those working in diverse development sectors - the author provides space for innovation while encouraging creativity and flexibility - it contains tips on best practices as well as on attitudes and behaviour, while drawing attention to limitations and precautions - it adopts a simple step approach and provides a ready reckoner of 24 methods to suit different development activities and contexts


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Space-Related PRA Methods

Time-Related PRA Methods

PRA Relation Methods





Somesh Kumar

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ISBN: 9788178290720