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The Positive Path: Using Appreciative Inquiry in Rural Indian Communities

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The Positive Path: Using Appreciative Inquiry in Rural Indian Communities

This publication is intended for development practitioners who are looking for methods by which local people can consider long-run issues of sustainability while addressing immediate deployment priorities. It will be of particular interest for those seeking to move beyond deficit-based approaches, to project planning and implementation, to methods that identify and build upon local strengths, values and visions. The guide introduces and explains the use of appreciative inquiry, an approach to organizational and social development that identifies peak moments within a community, then discovers and reinforces the conditions that made past achievements possible.

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