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Subjective truths : participatory development assessment


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Abstract: The promise of involving recipients in the assessment of the effects and impacts of the development assistance they have received is discussed. The article describes a participatory development assessment (PDA) methodology developed by a team of researchers from the Netherlands, Ghana and Burkina Faso in an attempt to develop a more convincing approach to participatory evaluation. The current shift from ‘livelihoods’ to ‘well-being’ approaches, and the growing interest in ‘deep democracy’, and what these could mean for evaluation practice are also examined. , The promise of involving recipients in the assessment of the effects and impacts of the development assistance they have received is discussed. The article describes a participatory development assessment (PDA) methodology developed by a team of researchers from the Netherlands, Ghana and Burkina Faso in an attempt to develop a more convincing approach to participatory evaluation. The current shift from ‘livelihoods’ to ‘well-being’ approaches, and the growing interest in ‘deep democracy’, and what these could mean for evaluation practice are also examined.
Authors: Dietz, T. , Obeng, F. , Zaal, F. , Dietz, T. , Obeng, F. , Zaal, F.
Country: Ghana , Ghana
Category: Practice , Practice
End Page: 21 + 31 , 21 + 31
Serial number: 15 , 15
ISSN: 1874-2033 , 1874-2033
Journal: The Broker , The Broker
Keywords: aid programmes , evaluation , participation , communities , aid programmes , evaluation , participation , communities
Language: eng , eng
Organization: The Broker , The Broker
Year: 2009 , 2009
Region: West Africa , West Africa
Right: © 2009 IDP. This article has been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported license. , © 2009 IDP. This article has been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported license.
Subject: Development Cooperation General , Development Cooperation General
Start Page: 19 , 19
Title: Subjective truths : participatory development assessment , Subjective truths : participatory development assessment