Review a selection of quantitative and qualitative tools and methods used by development agencies to undertake micro-level participatory analysis on poverty, social exclusion, or vulnerability. Identify the scope and intended application of these tools, the skills required to use them, and any lessons learned.
Participatory approaches have been broadly advocated in development policy as means of enabling local people to share and analyse their conditions and experiences (See for example Chambers 1994; Leavy and Howard, et al. 2013). This report identifies and reviews a selection of participatory tools that have been used in micro-level poverty, social exclusion and vulnerability analysis. The approaches reviewed include Ranking, Seasonal Calendars, Storytelling methodologies, and Participatory theatre.
Hinds, R. Tools for participatory analysis of poverty, social exclusion and vulnerability (GSDRC Helpdesk Research Report 959). Governance and Social Development Resource Centre, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK (2013) 11 pp.