Definitions for "Participatory rural appraisal"
Keywords:  pra, rural, approach, rra, needn't
a family of approaches and methods to enable rural people to share, to enhance and analyze their knowledge of life and conditions, to plan and to act.
A qualitative method for involving communities (specially rural ones in developing countries) in their own futures. Not so much a single technique, as an approach to research. Sometimes called Participatory Learning and Action or PLA, but as it needn't be rural or involve appraisal, a better expression is "Participation, Reflection, Action". A shorter version is RRA.
A method of involving rural communities in describing and measuring their own understanding and knowledge of development.