Article written by Eshwer Kale published in the Economic and Political Weekly (EPW) (Vol. 52, Issue No. 3 dated 21 Jan, 2017)
Participatory Net Planning: Reflections & Learnings
Participatory Net Planning (PNP), a methodology which was developed and deployed by WOTR in 1995, is now well known in India and has been widely adopted, albeit adapted to local requirements and also sometimes, differently named, in major public and donor funded watershed development projects in India.
This research report provides details about PNP including concepts, key elements and implementation. The authors have included impacts of PNP, perceptions and observations by stakeholders as well as the roles stakeholders play. Difficulties faced in the field and possibly solutions are explored, and concludes with reflections upon lessons learned.