RURAL INVESTA participatory approach to identifying and preparing small scale rural investments
PARTICIPATORY IDENTIFICATION OF LOCAL INVESTMENT PRIORITIES
INVESTMENT CENTRE DIVISION
FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
I. INTRODUCTION TO RURALINVEST
A. The Purpose of RuralInvest
B. The Special Nature of Rural Investments
C. Type and Scale of Projects Appropriate for RuralInvest
D. The RuralInvest Modules
E. RuralInvest Users
II. INTRODUCTION TO MODULE 1
A. Why a Participatory Methodology?
B. What is Systemic Analysis?
C. What Precautions are Needed with Systemic Analyses?
D. What is a Gender Perspective?
E. How to Prioritize Rural Investments?
F. Organization of the Module
III. PARTICIPATORY DIAGNOSTIC STUDY
A. Preparatory Activities
B. Participatory Diagnostic Workshop
C. Results Analysis to Rank Problems and/or Challenges
IV. PLANNING LOCAL DEVELOPMENT
A. Identification and Selection of Priority Actions
B. Preparation of the Local Rural Development Plan
ANNEXES: GUIDELINES FOR THE PARTICIPATORY DIAGNOSTIC STUDY
ANNEX 1: Guidelines for Analysing the Population and its Characteristics
ANNEX 2: Guidelines on Territory, Natural Resources and Environment
ANNEX 3: Guidelines on Main Economic Activities
ANNEX 4: Guidelines on Local Institutions and Organizations
ANNEX 5: Guidelines on Social and Productive Infrastructure