Thematic Areas

Village Book

Village Book

In the Village Book process people analyse and document their general situation to gain an understanding of the causes of their village’s problems. The process culminates in the creation of a community-designed action plan.

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VB 1 - Analysis of the village situation

The first stage of the Village Book process involves a comprehensive analysis of the village context using participatory Reflecti…

VB 2 - Problem prioritization and mapping of righ…

The second stage of the process is to identify the main issues faced by the community, prioritise them and then focusing on one p…

VB 3 - Analysis of current situation

At this stage, community members use the information gathered at Stage 2 to carry out and develop:Analysis of current situationBa…

VB 4 - Mapping of change / future

In the fourth stage community members create a dream map showing how they would like their village to look in the future, they id…

VB 5 - Village development plans

All of the information gathered so far is captured in a comprehensive village development plan, based on the future dream of the …

VB 6 - Detailed implementation plan

Communities develop their detailed plan including budget sources, responsible person and detailed work plans and then do implemen…


Have you used the Thematic Area in practise? To share information about a budget in a clear and simple way. South Africa and Uganda. Groups of women were.

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