Village Book: Community led planning and development processes
The Village Book captures the general situation of the village, both quantitatively and analytically, in terms of social, economic and demographic conditions, information on the most excluded groups and their vulnerability, social and cultural practices prevalent in the area, gender relations, power dynamics in the village, and their understanding of and preparedness for disasters. The crucial point being, that the information is sourced from the community and processes are owned by the community. It will be used by the community and AAM and partners to prepare the village development plan, to engage the relevant actors, particularly local government to coordinate development activities, and to hold them accountable. This plan can be integrated with the local government’s plans, incorporating the change the community is seeking.