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Heightened risk identification tool (HRIT)

OFFICE OF THE UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES (UNHCR)
June 2010

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"The Heightened Risk Identification Tool (HRIT) and User Guide have been developed to enhance UNHCR's effectiveness in identifying refugees at risk by linking community-based / participatory assessments and individual assessment methodologies. They have been designed for use by UNHCR staff involved in community services and/or protection activities (including resettlement) and partner agencies"

The heightened risk identification tool : user guide

OFFICE OF THE UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES (UNHCR)
June 2010

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"The Heightened Risk Identification Tool (HRIT) and User Guide have been developed to enhance UNHCR's effectiveness in identifying refugees at risk by linking community-based / participatory assessments and individual assessment methodologies. They have been designed for use by UNHCR staff involved in community services and/or protection activities (including resettlement) and partner agencies"

From the perspective of vulnerable persons, persons with injuries/disabilities, and older persons in the current IDP crisis in pakistan : participatory rapid need assessment report

KHIZAI, Dawood Ali
2009

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"Handicap International conducted a Participatory Rapid needs Assessment from 17-20 May 2009 focusing specifically on vulnerability at both the camp and host community levels. The assessment sought to map: opportunities for vulnerability and disability to be mainstreamed within the IDP response, recognition of vulnerability as an issue at the cluster level, accessibility of existing services and goods to vulnerable people, service delivery gaps related to disability and vulnerability and to explore the specific needs of persons with disabilities who are now IDPs"

Developing participatory rural appraisal approaches with disabled people : a pilot project by Disability Development Services Pursat (DDSP) in Pursat province, Cambodia

HARKNETT, Steve
et al
2005

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This report documents a participatory rural appraisal research project carried out in rural Cambodia. The project was carried out by a team of uneducated, inexperienced, rural disabled people who first had to gain an understanding of the principles and tools of participatory research. The team then planned and carried out three village PRAs, and analysed the results, which were then fed into the planning of CBR activities in those villages. Lessons were learned about how to train rural disabled people in PRA, what research methods were most appropriate, and how disabled people's participation could be maximised

Monitoring and evaluation : some tools, methods and approaches

WORLD BANK
2004

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An introductory guide to methods and approaches for monitoring and evaluation. Provides an overview of key tools, with essential information about their use, advantages and disadvantages, costs, skills and time required. Types of evaluation discussed include: performance indicators, logical framework approach, theory-based evaluation, formal surveys, rapid appraisal methods, participatory methods, public expenditure tracking surveys, cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analysis and impact evaluation

Disability and HIV & AIDS : a participatory rapid assessment of the vulnerability, impact and coping mechanisms of the disabled people on HIV/AIDS

NGANZI, Patrick
MATONHODZE, George
2004

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This study assesses the vulnerability, impact and coping mechanisms of disabled people on HIV and AIDS, and suggests strategies for developing an HIV and AIDS programme for disabled people’s organisations. Using participatory methodologies of inquiry, the study found that disabled people perceive themselves to be at higher risk of HIV infection due to their disability, regardless of their awareness levels. Their social exclusion from the mainstream HIV/AIDS services makes the situation worse. The study revealed that the many myths and misconceptions around HIV and disability increase the vulnerability of disabled people to HIV/AIDS, such as the belief that sex with a disabled person cleanses a person of HIV/AIDS. It also revealed that disabled people have limited access to HIV/AIDS information and limited use of HIV/AIDS services mainly because of the nature of their disability, the location of the facilities and the attitudes of service providers. In conclusion, the study revealed that disabled people are at a higher risk of infection by sexually transmitted infections and HIV/AIDS due to their exclusion from mainstream HIV interventions. This situation is further exacerbated by the lack of policy framework on disability and HIV and AIDS

Disability and HIV & AIDS : a participatory rapid assessment of the vulnerability, impact, and coping mechanisms of parents of disabled children on HIV & AIDS

NGANZI, Patrick
MATONHODZE, George
2004

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This study assesses the vulnerability, impact and coping mechanisms of parents of disabled children on HIV/AIDS and suggests strategies for developing an HIV and AIDS programme. Using participatory methodologies of inquiry, the study found that the parents of disabled children are at a higher risk of infection to sexually transmitted infections (STI) and/or HIV and that the risk increases as the parents try to cope with having a disabled child. Therefore, a disabled child in a family acts as one of the pre-disposing factors to the parents' infection and when an infection happens in a home, the quality of care for the very disabled child is compromised causing a vicious cycle of disability and HIV/AIDS at the household level.The study recommends that target-specific interventions should be designed and implemented for the parents of disabled children to address issues of HIV/AIDS and disability, empowerment and gender issues as well as sexual reproductive health

HIV/AIDS and early childhood [whole issue]

BARTLETT, Kathy
ZIMANYI, Louise
Eds
December 2002

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This is one of the few publications solely dedicated to early childhood and HIV/AIDS. It contains articles examining the particular experience of the very young child and the social, psychosocial and nutritional impact on their lives in AIDS affected communities. There is also an article about infant feeding practices in Africa. It makes some policy recommendations and the several case studies provide some direct examples of programming in this area

Information and communication technologies [whole issue]

UNITED NATIONS NON-GOVERNMENTAL LIAISON SERVICE (UN-NGLS)
Ed
December 2000

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Discusses the 'digital divide' between rich and poor countries, and how this affects African NGOs: their internal communications; networking with other organisations; ICT initiatives and their effect on local and institutional processes; priorities and challenges posed by ICTs; possible advantages and disadvantages. Primarily around Internet and electronic communications; also includes one article on the use of video in participatory rural appraisal

Whose reality counts? : putting the first last

CHAMBERS, Robert
1997

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This book describes how very poor communities are often not developed due to the fact that interventions are not taking place in "communities" or "areas" where people suffer most from the effects of poverty. It is a thought provoking book for rural development planners and CBR workers

Process observation in PRA : guidelines and reflections

NARAYANASAMY, N
RAMESH, R
June 1996

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The article advocates the use of 'Process Observation', a process by which PRA can be monitored and evaluated according to its functioning. Whilst PRA exercises are being carried out and after the exercises have been completed, observation is essential to ensure that PRA methodology is being adhered to and that processes of change have been initiated. A framework for this process is provided

Recording and using indigenous knowledge : a manual

International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR)
1996

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A practical, user-friendly manual that describes how to record indigenous knowledge together with local people. It includes ten case studies and questions guides on more than 20 development issues - mainly agricultural, but including water and sanitation. Well illustrated, it emphasises working in a participatory mode and adapting techniques to suit local conditions. It is seen as useful for professionals, field staff and students in all fields of development work. The format allows easy copying for use in training

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