This document represents the final report of project R8223, \"A learning and communications programme for the PAPD method\". The report describes project activities and outputs, most notably the development of a resource pack on Participatory Action Plan development (PAPD).
The main lessons learnt through this research project are (i) the need for a committed organisation to continually promote and develop the method (ii) promoting through an organisation with a track record in the country and the field of expertise, but also one with a wide network of influential contacts and a very clear understanding of stakeholders (iii) the need to thoroughly test all materials with a broad range of stakeholders and to have conducted a thorough stakeholder analysis (depending on the results of a communications needs assessment) (iv) consider a distribution mechanism from the start of the project (v) realise that scaling-up is a long-term process and requires a good understanding of institutional structures and requires that the promoting organisation has some level of influence in institutional change processes.
Mulhall, A. (2004) A learning and communications programme for the PAPD method. Final Technical Report for project R8223. Hove, Sussex: ITAD Ltd. 31 pp.