Consensus-building tool brings participatory planning to the floodplain. Validated RNRRS Output.


This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy (RNRRS) programmes.

Associated with Projects R7562, R8223, R8103 and R8195. Participatory Action Plan Development (PAPD) is giving the community a say in how natural resources are managed. Although this is not a new idea, there are few success stories from the many previous attempts in the Bangladesh floodplain. It's used early on to assist in setting up new institutions or before new phases of a project, and helps identify those features likely to influence their sustainability. PAPD is widely used in Bangladesh in the land-water interface and floodplain fisheries context. It has been adapted for the charlands (river islands), and recently used in areas such as disaster preparedness and agroforestry systems. Outside Bangladesh, PAPD is used by the WorldFish Center in Vietnam, and in coastal India (Kerala) and Cambodia.

The CD has the following information for this output: Description, Validation, Current Situation, Current Promotion, Impacts On Poverty, Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (15 pp.) taken from the CD.


NRSP01, New technologies, new processes, new policies: tried-and-tested and ready-to-use results from DFID-funded research, Research Into Use Programme, Aylesford, Kent, UK, ISBN 978-0-9552595-6-2, p 122.

Published 1 January 2007