RRA Notes 15: Applications of Wealth Ranking
This special edition of RRA Notes focuses on wealth ranking.
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Editor: Jules Pretty
During the autumn of 1991, the Institute of Development Studies and IIED organised four seminars on key developments in the use of PRA. These seminars identified several issues that merited extra attention in RRA Notes. One of these was wealth ranking, which this special issue focuses on. Wealth ranking has sparked much interest as identifying the poor and ‘poorest of the poor’ continues both to be both necessary and difficult. The myth of relative well-being as a sensitive topic is being challenged and has led to innovations such as the visualisation of poverty on maps produced by large groups.
This issue of RRA Notes includes case studies from the Gambia, India, Zaire, Mongolia, Ethiopia, Philippines, Nepal, and Switzerland.
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Direct and indirect uses of wealth ranking in Mongolia
Robin Mearns, D. Shombodon, G. Narangerel, U. Turul, A. Enkhamgalan, B. Myagmarzhav, A. Bayanjargal and B. Bekhsuren
Finding the poorest in a Tamil Nadu village: a sequence of mapping and wealth ranking
Jules Pretty, S. Subramanian, N. Kempu Chetty, D. Ananthakrishnan, C. Jayanthi, S. Muralikrishnasamy and K. Renganayaki
FARMI's experiences of wealth ranking in the Philippines: different farmers have different needs
F.T. Banlina and Ly Tung
Cultural sensitivities on the rapid appraisal team
Donald A. Messerschmidt
Kassaye Hadgu, Mohammed Yisehak and Girmay Tekle
An architect from a different school
Ranjit Ambastha and Meera Shah
Together get a grip on the future: RRA in the Emmental of Switzerland
Ueli Scheuermeier and Raymond Ison