|Participatory Development projects|
Participatory Planning projects
It has been over 15 years since PRIA began its work on empowering the rural poor to engage with panchayati raj institutions at the village, block and district levels. PRIA’s interventions in bottom-up, participatory and integrated planning of development schemes, especially poverty alleviation programmes, of the government have been the focus of its participatory planning projects. The experiences of the past decade have also spurred PRIA to establish a resource centre(National Resource Centre for Decentralised Planning – NRCDP) for promoting decentralized planning with local governments. PRIA prepares training manuals for use in its capacity enhancement programmes at district levels and below. Systematic monitoring of decentralized planning efforts is used to provide feedback to State Planning Boards, state governments and the central government.