Whose Reality Counts? Putting the First Last

Published on 1 January 1997

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In this sequel to ‘Rural Development: Putting the Last First’, Robert Chambers argues that central issues in development have been overlooked, and that many past errors have flowed from domination by those with power.

Development professionals need new approaches and methods for interacting, learning and knowing. Through analysing experience of past mistakes and myths, and of the continuing methodological revolution of PRA, the author points towards solutions, arguing that personal, professional and institutional change are essential if the poor are to receive greater recognition.


Robert Chambers

Research Associate

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