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People - Participation
Institutions - Social capital
Common problems in small group decision making
A group promoter (GP) who learns to recognize and address the common problems associated with small group decision making can help groups improve their decision making process and become successful, self-reliant bodies. This article was prepared for inclusion in the popular FAO field manual
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/PPdirect/PPan0009.htm

People - Participation
Institutions - Social capital
Financing for small farmer groups
Accumulation and reinvestment of wealth are driving forces behind economic development. Yet, in most developing countries, the rural poor have little, if any, access to institutional finance. The FAO People's Participation Programme (PPP) has developed a set of financial strategies designed to improve the rural poor's access to essential financial services and promote their financial self-relianc... more
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/PPdirect/PPan0010.htm

People - Participation
Perspectives on informal rural finance
According to this paper, it is of vital importance to study the kinds of strategies or coping mechanisms the rural poor employ to deal with their situation, particularly in areas with marginal natural and economic resource bases ("disadvantaged areas"). Strategies with regard to saving, borrowing and insurance deserve special attention, because these mechanisms are crucial elements of survival and... more
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/PPdirect/PPan0015.htm

People - Participation
Plan of Action for People's Participation in Rural Development
The Plan of Action for People's Participation in Rural Development approved at the Twenty-sixth Session of the FAO Conference is presented here.
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/PPdirect/PPre0001.htm
French: http://www.fao.org/sd/FRdirect/PPre0002.htm
Spanish: http://www.fao.org/sd/SPdirect/PPre0003.htm

People - Participation
FAO People's Participation Programme
This paper presents in detail the FAO People's Participation Programme (PPP). The programme has demonstrated that participation is possible when the poor form small self-help groups that allow them to pool resources in pursuit of their own objectives. PPP projects have been implemented in 12 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America, with over 13 000 active participants and some 80 000 benefici... more
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/PPdirect/PPre0004.htm
French: http://www.fao.org/sd/FRdirect/PPre0005.htm
Spanish: http://www.fao.org/sd/SPdirect/PPre0006.htm

People - Participation
The group enterprise book
This book shows in simple illustrated steps how small enterprises can be developed and run by small groups in rural communities using a participative approach. It is intended for use by Group Promoters (or GPs), extension workers and other rural development staff to help existing groups to set up and run their enterprises. The publication is available in Arabic, English, French and Spanish.
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/PPdirect/PPre0018.htm
French: http://www.fao.org/sd/FRdirect/PPre0018.htm
Spanish: http://www.fao.org/sd/SPdirect/PPre0018.htm

People - Participation
Participation and grassroots organizations in integrated range and livestock development in Pakistan
As part of the overall attempt to draw lessons from a pilot project, an earlier working paper had clarified socio-economic concepts, presented methodologies and tools and identified relevant fields of research in the FAO/UNDP Integrated Range and Livestock Development Project (IRLDP) in Balochistan, Pakistan. The present paper discusses the principal aspects of participation and organization of ... more
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/PPdirect/PPre0032.htm

People - Participation
Monitoring and evaluating stakeholder participation in agriculture and rural development projects: a literature review
The article provides a critical review of the current literature on the subject and also highlights three key methodological issues to be addressed: how to assess the degree and quality of participation; how to measure the costs and benefits of participation to the stakeholders involved; and how to assess the impact of that participation on desired project outputs, project performance and sustaina... more
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/PPdirect/PPre0074.htm
French: http://www.fao.org/sd/FRdirect/PPre0074.htm
Spanish: http://www.fao.org/sd/SPdirect/PPre0074.htm

People - Participation
Mushroom production training for disabled people: a progress report
This article provides an overview of a unique FAO-initiated project in Thailand that is the first of its kind to focus specifically on reaching rural disabled persons and their families. One of the project's main objectives was to establish economic self-reliance for rural disabled as entrepreneurs. This multi-part progress report provides details of the project's training component and examples... more
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/PPdirect/PPre0072.htm

People - Participation
An inter-agency initiative to better understand Sustainable Livelihoods Approaches (SLA) and their usefulness for our work
An inter-agency (FAO, WFP, IFAD, UNDP, DFID) initiative on "Operationalizing Participatory Ways of Applying Sustainable Livelihoods Approaches (SLA)" was launched in the fall of 1999. The core message of SL approaches is that the livelihoods of poor people must be at the centre of any strategy for poverty reduction. This paper discusses SL approaches and rural development and provides an overview... more
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/PPdirect/PPre0069.htm

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