Topic outline

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    This course explains the role of social analysis in the context of agriculture and rural development, and provides guidance on how to include social analysis in regular mission work. It also provides a conceptual framework, tools and checklists for conducing social analysis, and advise on designing project activities based on the findings.

      • System Requirements

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        The content of the course is also available in text format (pdf).

        • Audience

          Managers and planners who decide if, where and when social analysis should be included in agriculture and rural development investments. Practitioners who define and elaborate the social analysis, and those responsible for conducting the fieldwork.

          • You will learn about

            • Use and benefits of social analysis
            • Social analysis in the project cycle
            • Addressing management issues
            • Entry points for social analysis
            • Sustainable livelihoods approach and gender perspectives
            • Using social analysis in project design
            • Integrating social analysis into mission work
            • Collecting information/Field too

            • Course structure

              The course consists of 15 lessons, ranging from approximately 15 to 120 minutes duration each, grouped into four units:

              Unit 1 - Introduction to the course
              • Lesson 1.1 - Introduction

              Unit 2 - Manager's Guide
              • Lesson 2.1 - Discovering the use and benefits of social analysis
              • Lesson 2.2 - Social analysis within different development approaches
              • Lesson 2.3 - Social analysis in the project cycle
              • Lesson 2.4 - Addressing management issues

              Unit 3 - Practitioner's Guide
              • Lesson 3.1 - The sustainable livelihoods approach
              • Lesson 3.2 - Social diversity and gender perspectives
              • Lesson 3.3 - Entry points for social analysis
              • Lesson 3.4 - Using social analysis in project design (I)
              • Lesson 3.5 - Using social analysis in project design (II)
              • Lesson 3.6 - Putting the package together
              • Lesson 3.7 - Tracking social aspects of development

              Unit 4 - Field Guide
              • Lesson 4.1 - Integrating social analysis into mission work
              • Lesson 4.2 - Collecting information
              • Lesson 4.3 - Field tools

              • Partners