Participatory reflection and action (PRA) approaches have proved successful in many forms of civil society work

site map
forward and back

Strengthening civil-state interactions

Identifying the civic organisations to work with

Working with communities
Supporting information exchange

Other skills
Checking our progress

Interactive exercise

PRA explicitly aims, whether through processes of research, education or action, at social transformation. There are many different tools that are used in PRA. These can be found in PRA guides.

Many excellent tools are not on the web but can be sourced locally, particularly through local PRA networks and resource people at country level. Organizations that have specific skills in PRA methods can usefully be brought in when designing and facilitating PRA processes.

The tools alone do not constitute PRA. It is the process and approach that is central.

Where can I find out more?
The website of the UK Institute of Development Studies participation group, has information on PRA tools and resources.
The World Bank participation sourcebook also compiles information on PRA tools