This manual is intended to help practitioners at all levels to work efficiently and professionally with villagers as they assess their needs and undertake their development activities.
The manual has four specific objectives:
- Help practitioners conduct their field work more effectively
- Encourage practitioners to share information and experiences, leading to improvements in participatory tools and methods
- Offer technical support and guidance on methodologies to trainers
- Contribute to discussions on new developments and implementation of village participation on a large scale.