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Participatory methodologies and participatory practices: Assessing PRA use in The Gambia

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This research examines the conduct and consequences of the use of participatory rural appraisal techniques in four rural development projects in The Gambia. The research included a review of literature on PRA and the identification of a series of key themes that would allow an assessment of its utility. Fieldwork in The Gambia included reviews of project documentation, key informant interviews, and periods of village-based research using PRA methods. The conclusions of the study were presented and discussed in a national workshop.

David Brown, Mick Howes, Karim Hussein, Catherine Longley and Ken Swindell