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PRIA’s knowledge, over its 35 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).


Records Per Page:

Inequality In Everyday Life Roundtable

02 Dec 2016

Manual on Training the Next Generation of Community Based Research

18 Aug 2016

UNESCO Chair Festival of Learning Report

23 May 2016

Video Resource Guide on Community Based Research

18 Apr 2016

Strengthening Community University Research Partnerships: Global Perspectives

01 Aug 2015

Sehbhagi pirshikahan sidhant va prayog

10 Oct 2013 , Capacity Building Participatory Research Training/Operational Manuals 2005 Hindi pages

Jangal aur log: ek sahbhagi aadhyan

10 Oct 2013 , Capacity Building Civil Society Participatory Natural Resource Management Participatory Research Occasional Papers 1990 Hindi pages

How to Conduct Participatory Research among Women

08 Oct 2013 , Gender Mainstreaming Participatory Research Womens Empowerment and Development Occasional Papers 1987 English pages

Creating Knowledge - A Monopoly: Participatory Research in Development

08 Oct 2013 , Participatory Research Occasional Papers 1983 English pages

Chains of Change

07 Oct 2013 , Civil Society Participatory Research Participatory Training and Learning Occasional Papers 2000 English pages

Participatory Research: An Introduction

13 Sep 2013 , Participatory Research Occasional Papers 1989 English pages

Participatory Research: An Emerging Alternative Methodology in Social Science Research

13 Sep 2013 , Participatory Research Occasional Papers 1986 English pages

Participatory Evaluation: Issues and Concerns

13 Sep 2013 , Civil Society Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation Participatory Research Occasional Papers 1983 English pages

Revitalizing the Teaching of Participatory Research in Social Sciences

13 Sep 2013 , Participatory Research Occasional Papers 2004 English pages

Knowledge and Social Change: An Inquiry Into Participatory Research in India

13 Sep 2013 , Participatory Research Occasional Papers 2002 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

Sahbhagi Anusandhan

13 Sep 2013 , Participatory Research Occasional Papers 1984 Hindi pages

Gyan Evam Samajik Parivratan

12 Sep 2013 , Capacity Building Civil Society Participatory Research Occasional Papers Hindi pages

Participatory Research: Revisiting the Roots

Participatory Research and Evaluation: Experiments in Research as a Process of Liberation


  • 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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