Participatory Rural Appraisal: The Experience of NGOs in South India

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  • Author :N. Narayanasamy, M.P. Boraian
  • Year of Publication :2005
  • ISBN: :9788180691669
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: XVI, 212
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Community Development, Developmental Studies, NGOs, Sociology

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About the Book :

This book seeks to assess the state-of-the-art of participatory rural appraisal (PRA) among the NGOs in Tamil Nadu, with particular focus on efficacy of participatory methods. It finds out the problems and challenges encountered by the NGOs in employing PRA methods in rural development work, and analyses the steps taken by them to overcome such problems and challenges. Also, it ascertains the innovations, if any, attempted by NGOs in the arena of participatory methods. The book will be of great use for development workers, researchers and policy makers.

About Author :

N. Narayanasamy has a rich academic background and has specialized in Agricultural Economics, Cooperation, and Financial Management. HE has conducted several training programmes and workshops on Participatory Rural Appraisal methods, and has been a Consultant to many departments of the Government, Donors and NGOs. Currently, he is Professor of Extension Education at the Gandhigram Rural Institute. He is also programme Coordinator of the PRA activities at this Institute.

M.P. Boraian obtained his Doctoral degree in Rural Development form Gandhigram Rural Institute and pre-doctoral degree in Rural Development form National Institute of Rural Development. He has appraised, monitored and evaluated 29 rural projects. He was associated with Research projects sponsored by UNICEF, ILO,SIDA, SAREC, Planning Commission and ICSSR. He is a member of several regional, national and international professional bodies. Currently, he is Reader in Extension Education at the Gandhgram Rural Institute and guides M.Phil. and Ph.D. scholars.