The best part of this book is its liberal use of tables and illustrations (maps and diagrams), which were developed in the field during application of these tools. And, perhaps, this is what makes it stand apart in comparison to other books. This book would be of immense value to students and scholars working on issues related to rural development. It will also be useful to all those who work with rural communities and especially those who are engaged in training rural development practitioners.(Current Science)
The book is an invaluable tool for people involved in rural development.(Civil Society)
About the Author
Dr N Narayanasamy obtained his PG Degree in Rural Economics and Cooperation (first rank holder) from National Council for Rural Higher Education, New Delhi and PhD from Gandhigram Rural University. He has 30 years’ experience in teaching, research and outreach experience in rural development and has undertaken several action-oriented research projects and evaluation studies funded by national and international agencies. He has organised more than 100 training workshops in PRA; he has organised training programme in PRA for NGOs sponsored by LIFE (International NGO) in Nagoya, and another by Foundation for Advanced Studies in International Development in Tokyo. He attended a workshop on ‘Evaluation methodology’ organised by The World Bank in Washington, DC. He has published 75 articles, 50 monographs and 5 books. He is currently working as Professor and Head, Department of Extension Education and Dean of the Faculty of Rural Development at Gandhigram Rural Institute. He is the Programme Coordinator for the Centre for Participatory Learning Techniques and Management.