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Who Counts?: The Power of Participatory Statistics Jeremy Holland

Who Counts?: The Power of Participatory Statistics - Jeremy Holland

Bourton-on-Dunsmore: Practical Action, 2013, Paperback.
Condition: Near Fine. Previous owners' name to the upper wrapper verso.

Includes: Black & white photographs; Graphs; Diagrams; Maps; Tables; References;

From the cover: “Local people can generate their own numbers — and the statistics that result are powerful for them and can influence policy. Participatory statistics have gained a methodological foothold in the pluralistic world of development research. Since the early 1990s there has been a quiet tide of innovation in generating statistics using participatory methods. Development practitioners are supporting and facilitating participatory statistics from community-level planning right up to sector and national-level policy processes. Statistics are being generated in the design, monitoring and evaluation, and impact assessment of development interventions.

Through chapters describing policy, programme and project research, Who Counts? provides impetus for a step change in the adoption and mainstreaming of participatory statistics within international development practice. The challenge laid down is to foster institutional change on the back of the methodological breakthroughs and philosophical commitment described in this book. The prize is a win-win outcome in which statistics are a part of an empowering process for local people and part of a real-time information flow for those aid agencies and government departments willing to generate statistics in new ways.

Who Counts? is essential reading for researchers and students of international development as well as policy-makers, managers and practitioners in development agencies.”

Foreword or introduction by Robert Chambers. Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). 212 pages.
Who Counts?: The Power of Participatory Statistics Jeremy Holland