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GAMEchange Methodology PALS Publication/Report Resources

Reaching for the Sun: PALS Adventures and Challenges

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Facilitation GAMEchange Methodology Resources Songs

Songs: Swahili

Leadership Song By champions from Tanzania and Kenya Tanzania Tunaanza: Vision Journey Song Gender Balance Tree We are starting our plans Tunaanza Mobile: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHhp7L4LylE Gender Balance Poem: Gender Balance Poem Mobile: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAlyL6f8GjU Kenya Tutangazeni: let us start Tutangazeni Mobile: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQHfMfx6y_w Kazi Na Usawa: Gender Balance Tree Kazi Na Usawa Mobile: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9htLWnlwTY We Are The Champions: […]

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Notebooks

The basic principle of PALS is that people need to really value their learning, and that money should not be wasted producing thousands of manuals and toolkits given out for free that people do not use. Only the first champions are given notebooks. Then in the peer sharing process other people buy their own. One […]

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Impact Assessments

https://www.ifad.org/documents/38714170/41377902/hhm_stocktake.pdf/d64f0301-19d5-b210-3ace-765ba0b5f527

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Empowering Enquiry

Case Story suggested guidelines

We need: some short welcome messages from champions for the Swahili Karibu page and for the beginning of the page on each process – to make things welcoming and human to visitors Photos: general environment and context, crops, richest and poorest houses, markets people with their house and economic activities – particularly anything unusual. Or extremely […]

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Empowering Enquiry

Quantitative methods

Advocacy campaigns often require justification through ‘rigorous’ quantitative information on large numbers of people. Quantitative methods as they are commonly conceived derive from experimental and statistical methods in natural science. The main concern is with rigorous objective measurement in order to determine the truth or falsehood of particular pre-determined hypotheses. the main focus is on […]

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Empowering Enquiry

Qualitative Methods

Qualitative methods have their origins in the humanities: sociology, anthropology, geography and history. They aim to obtain a holistic understanding of complex realities and processes where questions and hypotheses emerge cumulatively as the investigation progresses. Qualitative methods: typically focus on compiling a selection of microlevel Case Studies using a combination of informal interviews, participant observation […]

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Participatory Methods

For more discussion of using participatory methods as the basis for advocacy and other research see: Reversing the Paradigm: Quantification and Participatory Methods Evaluation Evaluation and Impact Research For Rights-based Development Between Tyranny and Utopia: Participatory Evaluation for Pro-Poor Development  Participatory methods have their origins in development activism: NGOs and social movements. The main aim […]

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Organisational Mainstreaming

Organisational mainstreaming builds on and links with the community-level process. Staff are trained by the champions, and then have a role later in monitoring and supporting service improvement and/or advocacy on issues arising from the community process. The mainstreaming process follows the same stages integrated with the community process: Catalyst Inception meetings (1-3 days before the […]

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Microfinance links

https://www.centerforfinancialinclusion.org/microfinance-is-dead-long-live-microfinance RWEE report Adding GALS into the implementation model considerably increases the JP RWEE positive impact on women empowerment and even to some extent offsets the disempowering effect of the reduction in leisure time available for women because of greater engagement in income generating activities due to more equal distribution of domestic tasks.http://mptf.undp.org/document/download/21204 microfinance: revolution […]