Beyond tools and methods : reviewing developments in participatory learning and action

Author(s) : Jo Abbot
Source : Environment and Urbanization, Volume : 11 Number : 1 Page : 231 — 234


This paper reviews recent innovations in the use of participatory tools and methods that are relevant to urban areas. This includes the use of participatory approaches for understanding poverty, involving children, identifying livelihood opportunities, and monitoring and evaluating projects. It also highlights recent literature which discusses how participatory and conventional research and planning methodologies can be combined, and how institutional and policy contexts can be changed in order to be more supportive of participatory learning and action.

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