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2.0 Participatory Intergrated Development Process

2.3.6        Pair-wise Ranking

Step 1: Request the participants to construct a matrix and use symbols to depict the various life aspects that they need improve within the community. These could:

  1. Health (construction of a hospital)
  2. Education (construction of a school)
  3. Household Income (Vegetable gardening)
  4. Water (construction of an intake)
  5. Road construction (Grading of local road)
  6. Agriculture Processing (vegetable packaging plant)

Step 2: Request participants to arrange the issues in a matrix vertically (along the first column) and horizontally (across the first row)

A criterion is scoring is developed which would include:

a)      Low investment

b)     Can be financed by local community through their low saving

c)      Can address household issues quickly

Step 3: Compare two proposed development actions at a time and select the one that meets the defined criteria

Step 4: Count the number of times each proposed development action is preferred

Step 5: Rank the optional development actions in terms of positions by assigning:

  • The highest preferred as position 1
  • Second preferred as position 2
  • Up to the last preferred as position 7



2.3.7        Visioning matrix

Step 1: Request the participant to construct a matrix by arranging the priority actions, which were highly ranked in the pair-wise ranking, on the first column and time frame (past 40 years, Present and Preferred Future 10 years) across the first row.

Step 2: Ask the participants to use counters or symbols to depict the past and present status and how they would like the future to be.

Step 3: The participants are then asked the question in the text box below with regards to

  • How they came from past to present
  • What need to done to move from present to preferred future




Table 2: Visioning Matrix


Issue (aspect)

Past (40 years)


Preferred future (10 years with action)

  1. Education



  1. Water

  1. Crop Production




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