RRA Notes 12: General Issue

This issue of RRA Notes includes seven articles covering a range of participatory and RRA methodologies.

Article, 30 June 1991
Participatory Learning and Action
A journal for newcomers and experienced practitioners alike.

July 1991

The first article is based on RRA experiences in Nepal, and draws attention to the importance that outsiders can play in group and team dynamics.The second item is a brief note questioning whether projects and interventions are paternalistic or empowering.

The third contribution is a guide to the uses of mapping and modelling in PRA. 

The fourth paper reflects on a rapid appraisal in north west Pakistan that was designed to elucidate women’s views and values.

The next article discusses the comparative accuracy of the methodologies embodied by rapid rural appraisal and formal questionnaires. The next item suggests new ways of diagrammatically representing formal and informal social relationships.

The final paper reports on the use of topical surveys to produce closer farmer /extension worker relationships in Mozambique. 

The Endnotes section reports on a new newsletter on qualitative methods, and a request for information on experiences with wealth ranking.

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Some advantages to having an outsider on the team
Don Messerschmidt

Revolutionary Rural Appraisal?
Susan Johnson

Participatory mapping and modelling: user's notes
James Mascarenhas and P. D. Prem Kumar

Rapid appraisal for women in the North-West Frontier of Pakistan
Mehreen Hosain

Harvesting local forestry knowledge: a comparison of RRA and conventional surveys
Andy Inglis

Beyond chapatis
Mick Howes

Topical surveys as a tool for a more dynamic farmer-extension worker relationship
Antony van der Loo