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Monday, July 8, 2013

Strengths & Weaknesses of Participatory Rural / Rapid Appraisal (PRA)

Strengths & Weaknesses of Participatory Rural / Rapid Appraisal (PRA)
Strengths of PRA:
-    It provide a representative impression about the group perception or opinion
-    It can be possible to use the local resources in the process that makes the participants feel relaxed
-    People enjoy doing PRA
-    It reflects the community peoples perception/opinion rather than ours opinion
-    Generally the results are produced in a form that are understandable to the rural or local community
-    Information is reliable

Weaknesses of PRA:
-    Sometime require more time
-    Require high facilitation skills
-    Groups may tell evaluators what they want to hear
-    The results from different groups are different to compare
-    Not indigenous techniques, emerged from north-west
-    PRA may not be truly

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