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PRIA’s knowledge, over its 34 years of history, of participatory tools, methods and practices in all sectors of work is available to a new generation of development professionals and practitioners in this section. The organisation has created the Knowledge Resource Centre where PRIA’s field practices, advocacy and research reports, policy briefs, training manuals, annual reports and strategic plans are archived under thematic rubrics. All documents are tagged with keywords. Documentation can thus be accessed through the search field or through thematic search. Documents are available in English and some in Hindi.

PRIA's latest audio-visual resources are also available in this section. Other audio-visual resources, including PRIA's well-known documentaries Dhai Akhar and Bua Bhatiji (in Hindi) which were telecast on Doordarshan in the 1980 can be accessed on our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/PRIAIndia).

PRIA has committed itself to making its resources available in open digital formats to enable practitioners, researchers and students to access them easily. Permission is granted to download documents and use available information freely. The text may be reproduced for non-commercial purposes, provided that credit is given to the original author(s).


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Community-based Detailed Project Reports

15 Apr 2016

State Level Consultation on Contribution of Academia towards Swachch Bharat

12 Feb 2016

स्वच्छ भारत के लिए उच्च एवं तकनीकी शैक्षणिक संस्थाओं का योगदान पर राज्य स्तरीय विचार विर्मश

12 Feb 2016

Samudayik sahbhagita: aanganwadhi karyakartao ke liye ek pirshikshan praroop

10 Oct 2013 , Participatory Development Training/Operational Manuals 1999 Hindi pages

Invisible Hands Towards Empowerment

08 Oct 2013 , Capacity Building Participatory Development Occasional Papers 1985 English pages

Community Participation : A Training Module for Anganwadi Workers

08 Oct 2013 , Civil Society Participatory Development Training/Operational Manuals 1988 English pages

Community Monitoring in Water and Sanitation Projects

08 Oct 2013 , Participatory Development Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation Social Accountability Occasional Papers 2002 English pages

Building Farmers’ Organisations for Integrated Watershed Management in India: A Trainers’ Manual

07 Oct 2013 , Civil Society Participatory Development Participatory Natural Resource Management Training/Operational Manuals 1998 English pages

Participatory Training for Rural Development

07 Oct 2013 , Civil Society Participatory Development Participatory Training and Learning Training/Operational Manuals 1998 English pages

Strengthening People's Participation in Rural Development

07 Oct 2013 , Participatory Development Occasional Papers 1988 English pages

People and Forests (A Participatory Study)

13 Sep 2013 , Civil Society Participatory Development Participatory Natural Resource Management Occasional Papers 2000 English pages

Doing Research With People - Approaches to Participatory Research: An Introduction

13 Sep 2013 , Civil Society Participatory Development Participatory Research Occasional Papers 1989 English pages

Development Projects in Assessing Empowerment

13 Sep 2013 , Civil Society Participatory Development Occasional Papers English pages

Participatory strategies for adult education and social inclusion

11 Sep 2013 , Adult Education and Lifelong Learning Participatory Development Occasional Papers English pages


  • I am an example of the Kishori Panchayat Programme which gave young girls the desire to do something, a reason to embrace life

    Kishori Panchayat Member
  • PRIA works for educating voters and making them conscious of discharging their duties as responsible citizens

    Dr Sushil Trivedi, IAS (Retd.)
    Former State Election Commissioner
  • PRIA has been able to provide voice to the Dalits and has generated awareness among them to demand their rights

    Vidyanand Vikal, Chairperson
    Commission for Scheduled Castes
    Government of Bihar
  • We learnt multi-stakeholder dialogue as a tool for advocacy from PRIA…it is a wonderful tool for organising people

    Ashok Kadam
  • The partnership between University of Victoria, a Northern university, and PRIA, a Southern institution, enables us to make some real contributions to building capacities in the global South

    Prof. Budd Hall, Co-Chair
    UNESCO Chair for Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education
    University of Victoria, Canada
  • PRIA has helped to build a large movement for citizens to use Panchayati Raj Institutions at the local level, to use their leadership, their voice, to bring about democracy from below

    Dr John Gaventa, Director of Research
    Institute of Development Studies
    Sussex, UK
  • I have thoroughly enjoyed the privilege of being able to enroll myself in the course…this program has opened my eyes to possibilities for my life which were previously unconsidered

    Tripti Vinita Pal, Alumnus
    Appreciation course
  • Participatory Approaches for Social Inclusion course was undoubtedly beneficial for my research work, providing a deep understanding of theoretical aspects and the applied side of participation

    Pallavi Mishra
    PhD Research Scholar
    Jawaharlal Nehru University
  • I am a third party facilitator for three large institutions but I did not know half the things we have discussed in the Third Party Facilitator Training I attended organized by PRIA

    Joint Secretary of Lakshmi, an NGO

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