Unless you do a proper PRA, you are following top to bottom planning. This will give communities only a passive role!

For organizations to provide relief and development services, a proper and accurate realization of needs is mandatory. This can only be achieved through systematic and participatory assessments of the target community.

We come up with this course to address the “research-based” needs of development workers and managers for community assessment skills. This comprehensive training workshop will ensure the participants gain a change in their performance and not only some useful information.


General Notes:

  • As an open course, this program is offered in specific destinations. However, as an in-house training it can be offered at any part of the globe.
  • This Program can be integrated with any other program in the same category and for a 10 days course, client will get benefit of two days discount paying only for eight days.
  • Accord Worldwide can offer this training in other languages than English, please contact us for your needs.



This training will help you to learn:

  • Biases of rural development
  • Comparison of PRA and RRA
  • Steps in participatory planning


What Participants Receive?

  • A DVD with all the training material and extra-curricular learning material
  • Workshop handouts
  • 12 months FREE advice and support for any relevant questions and queries
  • Free membership to get free learning material

This course is not useful, but necessary for any level of management, team leaders, NGO directors, CEOs, business owners, and project manager. It also helps Consultants, and freelancers.

Training fee includes the course certificate, training materials, lunch and refreshments one social program at the end of the training and tuition fee.

Not included in the fee are: Visa Costs, Airfare cost, Accommodation, Travel Insurance, Dinner and any personal expense of the participant.

Please note that for groups, different destinations and in-house training we offer significant discount and we encourage you to contact us for a quotation.


Course Curriculum

Day One
• Principles of Community Assessment 00:00:00
• Stakeholder management 00:00:00
• Biases of rural development 00:00:00
• Shortcoming (defects) of questionnaire methods 00:00:00
• Comparison of PRA and RRA 00:00:00
Day Two
• PRA principles and features 00:00:00
• Three pillars of PRA 00:00:00
• Methods and role reversals 00:00:00
• Scope of PRA and types of PRA 00:00:00
Day Three
• PRA Techniques 00:00:00
• Maps and Models – Diagrams 00:00:00
• Community Sketch Maps 00:00:00
• Time related data analysis 00:00:00
• Ranking and scoring 00:00:00
Day Four
• Semi structured interviews (SSI) 00:00:00
• Direct observation 00:00:00
• Using secondary sources 00:00:00
• Interview guides and checklist development 00:00:00
Day Five
• Steps in participatory planning 00:00:00
• Guidelines for Analyzing PRA findings 00:00:00
• PRA are good for 00:00:00
• PRA is not very useful for 00:00:00
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