The dialectic approach to project R7839 is summarized. Key features of the approach are: Self-examination by communities as well as the external facilitator; Reference to external experiences and information; Review of available resources, capacities and opportunities; Challenging and repeated re-examination of assumptions held by stakeholders; Facilitation of the emergence and stabilisation of micro-organisations; Starts with and focuses on the poor and socially disadvantaged, without excluding others; and No incentives or inputs are offered or provided. The report serves as an annex to both R7839 and R7830.
Gaunt, J.L. 2005 An account of the dialectic approach developed by DFID NRSP project R7839. Annex Bi of the FTR of projects R7830 and R7839. Rothamsted, UK: Rothamsted Research. 33 pp.