|Rapid Assessment Procedures: Qualitative Methodologies for Planning and Evaluation of Health Related Programmes (International Nutrition Foundation for Developing Countries - INFDC, 1992, 528 pages)|
Nevin S. Scrimshaw and Gary R. Gleason, Editors
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Rapid assessment procedures - qualitative methodologies for planning and evaluation of health related programs, edited by Nevin S. Scrimshaw and Gary R. Gleason
1. Anthropology I. Title
Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 92-82978
The International Conference on Rapid Assessment Methodologies for Planning and Evaluation Health Related Programmes, was the forum for the presentation that served as the basis for most chapters in this book. The conference, organized by the United Nations University and held at the Pan American Health Organization headquarters in November 1990, explored anthropologically based methodologies for the design, evaluation, and improvement of programmes of nutrition and primary health care.
The 42 chapters on Rapid Assessment Procedures (RAP), Rapid Rural Appraisal (RRA) and related approaches in this volume deal with research tools that offer strong potential both in national and international public health and other areas.
These approaches investigate household and individual health-related behaviours within their complex, rational matrix of personal, organizational, and social realities. They search for opinions and attitudes, behaviour, and motivations of both the clients of development programmes and also those who deliver services. These tools lead to the type of understanding of both groups that is essential both to planning and evaluating health, nutrition and other social development programmes.
A wide range of RAP and RRA applications is provided along with insight into the core concepts on which they rest and the methods that are used. This book presents new tool kits that are badly needed to meet the challenges of national and international development in the 1990s.
Nevin S. Scrimshaw, Ph.D., M.D. Institute Professor Emeritus Massachusetts Institute of Technology is Director of the United Nations University Food and Nutrition Programme for Human and Social Development. He is the 1991 World Food Prize Laureate.
Gary R. Gleason, Ph.D. is Vice President at Intercultural Communication, Inc.
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The digitization of this publication was made possible by a grant from the Nestlé Foundation