For the Climate Asia project, BBC Media Action conducted 42 community assessments across all project countries except Vietnam (because of logistical constraints) in late 2012 with people who are not normally sampled in national surveys. The aim was to understand their access to information, informational needs, and the challenges they encounter. These “hard to reach” populations included:
- People who live in isolated areas
- People who do not have fixed abodes (including people living in slums, nomadic populations and migrants)
- Minority groups.
This short report describes how these community assessments were carried out, with a few examples.
BBC Media Action. Climate Asia Methodology Series. Climate Asia community assessment methodology. BBC Media Action, London, UK (2013) 7 pp.