The paper describes findings and conclusions concerning the feasibility and options for action learning and research in development practice. It outlines the starting point in relation to the epistemology and to the decision to opt for a co-operative inquiry methodology. It follows with an account of how we collectively developed and implemented our work plan, including how we took forward our decision that the exploratory year should involve initial, more conventional research as a means to engaging the interest of practitioners. We then consider the lessons we have learnt from that experience and the implications for possible future methodological work. We conclude by summarising our planned next steps.
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