Category Archives: Participatory methods

Grassroots Innovations for Sustainable Development – A New Research Agenda

Community action for sustainable development is an important  element of most countries’ policies for sustainable development. We welcome this growing recognition of the role of civil society in achieving sustainability objectives, but tempered with a few words of caution: First, … Continue reading

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Experiencias y Metodología de la Investigación Participativa

Read El potencial de la investigación participativa apunta a la producción de conocimiento, articulando de manera crítica los aportes de la ciencia y del saber popular, con el fin de reorientarlos hacia la acción transformadora de la realidad. A través … Continue reading

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Participatory Action and Learning – A Field Worker’s Guidebook

Read The Guidebook introduces Participatory Action and Learning (PAL) as a way of addressing a number of these issues by providing an approach for both Forest User Group (FUG) members and forestry field staff to learn together from the process. … Continue reading

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Community organizing, learning and social change – communication and power – Reflect Approach

Read Reflect is an approach to learning and social change. Reflect aims to improve the meaningful participation of people in decisions that affect their lives, through strengthening their ability to communicate. Reflect begins with respect and value for people’s existing … Continue reading

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Organizing Community-wide Study-Circles for Dialogue, Action and Change – A Step-by-step Guide

Organizing community-wide study circles is not an easy task, but with a little help you can be successful. Dozens of people – just like you – have organized successful community-wide study  circle programs in communities all over the country. This … Continue reading

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The role of Dialogue Conferences in the Development of Learning Regions

Read   Something very special happens when people from a region come into living contact with each other, face-to-face. In responding not only to each other’s uniqueness, but also to the unique features of their shared surroundings, they create between … Continue reading

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Teaching design for change

Teaching design for change Designer Emily Pilloton moved to rural Bertie County, in North Carolina, to engage in a bold experiment of design-led community transformation. She’s teaching a design-build class called Studio H that engages high schoolers’ minds and bodies … Continue reading

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A Facilitators’ Guide to Participatory Approaches to Learning

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APRENDER DEL CAMBIO: Temas y experiencias en seguimiento y evaluación participativos – Libro IDRC completo

La participación se ha transformado en un concepto crítico del desarrollo, cada vez más usado en la planificación y la ejecución de los programas de desarrollo. Aprender del Cambio toma la participación un paso más adelante y explora su utilización … Continue reading

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Learning from Change: Issues and Experiences in Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation

Read Learning from Change provides an overview of the common themes and experiences in participatory approaches to monitoring and evaluation across different institutions and sectors. It is a compilation of selected case studies and discussions between practitioners, academics, donors, and … Continue reading

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