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the activities, or for future new activities. In a Participatory Evaluation, people learn more about the things that have worked well, and why they worked. They also learn more about the things that have not worked well, and why they did not. When the people involved go through the process of examining, it is more likely that corrective measures will be implemented in the future because they are discovered and understood by the community. For example, a Participatory Evaluation mid-way through the activities might reveal that fuel efficient stoves were only helpful to those who must pay for fuelwood. This information might be used in the next phase of activities, to offer those who collect fuelwood as a free good a less expensive alternative, such as construction of mud walls around the traditional three-stone fire. iv) Both objectives and activities are considered: In a Participatory Evaluation, the overall and immediate objectives, their continued relevance, and the effectiveness of the activities are all taken into account. For example, the overall objective might be to conserve existing forest resources, and the immediate objective to reduce household fuelwood consumption. The activities have tried to meet these objectives by introducing fuel efficient stoves. An evaluation can provide information such as the number of stoves currently being used, and the fuelwood saved. This information will let people know if their objective, to reduce household fuelwood consumption, has been achieved. v) Other methods contribute to participatory evaluation: Much of the information from Participatory Assessments, Participatory Baselines, and Participatory Monitoring can be used in Participatory Evaluation. For example, information from Participatory Assessments can be used to identify the original overall and immediate objectives, re-acquainting the community with their
original analysis of the problems. Information from Participatory Baselines can provide information (such as average household fuelwood consumption before fuel efficient stoves were introduced) that is useful for comparison. Information from Participatory Monitoring will give progressive trends. 3.5.1 Why Participatory Evaluation? life of mediate a

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