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Table 1 List of PRA techniques used

From: Unlocking community capability through promotion of self-help for health: experience from Chakaria, Bangladesh

PRA tools used Purpose
Transect Knowing the area, building relationships, and spreading the word about the project.
Social Map Understanding the social structure, assessing the available institutional resources e.g., SHOs, health facilities.
Seasonal Calendar Seasonal dimension of livelihood, workload, farming, food availability, human diseases, gender-specific income and expenditure.
Daily activity clock Knowing the pattern of villagers’ daily activities. Particularly, for looking at relative workloads of different groups in the community. Identifying suitable time for the availability of the villagers.
Venn Diagram Portraying the importance of various health problems and utilization of health services.
Village history Bringing a historical perspective of change and development, and that change is always a part of societal development.
Focus Group Discussion Identifying major health problems, ranking the problems in terms of perceived importance, and identifying perceived causes, and discussing scientific causes and possible solutions.
People’s Participatory Planning Developing a work plan with a time line, assigning who will do what, identifying progress monitoring indicators.
Participatory Impact Monitoring and Evaluation Monitoring impact of SHO activities, as a routine work, using data collected by the SHO members, and analysed with the help of the project staff members.