Participation handbook for humanitarian field workers

Publication language
Date published
01 Jan 2009
Tools, guidelines and methodologies
Accountability and Participation, Accountability to affected populations (AAP), Participation, Development & humanitarian aid, Engaging with affected populations
Use in Humanitarian Programme Cycle
All phases of the HPC

The Participation Handbook for humanitarian field workers contains detailed practical advice on the participation of affected people in humanitarian action. It has three sections:

  1. Developing a participatory approach (main issues, key factors, building mutual respect, communication methods and advice on reviewing your approach);
  2. Implementing your participatory approach at every stage of the project cycle (initial assessment, project design, implementation, monitoring and final evaluation);
  3. A list of tools and additional resources (books, internet sites, etc.).

Individual chapters and translations of this handbook can also be accessed via Groupe URD's website: English, French or Spanish.