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The Advantages and Disadvantages  of the Participatory Approach
Advantages                    Disadvantages• Sees people as subjects     • It is nearly always the  (“active agents”)     ...
Advantages                      Disadvantages• Provides a way of solving     • Impact of views on projects  some of the pr...
Advantages                       Disadvantages• Small scale surveys are        • Sample size is too small and  done on a r...
The advantages and disadvantages of the participatory approach
The advantages and disadvantages of the participatory approach
The advantages and disadvantages of the participatory approach
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The advantages and disadvantages of the participatory approach

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The advantages and disadvantages of the participatory approach

  1. 1. The Advantages and Disadvantages of the Participatory Approach
  2. 2. Advantages Disadvantages• Sees people as subjects • It is nearly always the (“active agents”) “outsiders” who conduct and interpret the results• Includes a dimension • “People’s own assessment previously not applied on of their own condition can other approaches overlook their objective an (perspective of the poor can be biased as a result of themselves) limited information and social conditioning” (Amartya Sen)
  3. 3. Advantages Disadvantages• Provides a way of solving • Impact of views on projects some of the problems are often remote due to its encountered with the other subjective nature. approaches. • Whose voices are being• Poor people’s views are heard? elicited to shape plans and • Reflective of existing power contribute to relations in a community developmental strategies.
  4. 4. Advantages Disadvantages• Small scale surveys are • Sample size is too small and done on a regular basis not representative• Allows for a timely analysis • Never available nationally and intervention • Time consuming• Cost-effective• Sustainable• Applies a variety of methods that can be used flexibly, according to the situation

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