Peace Corps Official
This idea book addresses key concepts in two earlier Peace Corps’ publications, Participatory Analysis for Community Action (PACA) Manual [ICE No. M0053], and the Gender and Development Training Manual [ICE No. M0054]. These previous resources were large training manuals that introduced PACA to staff and Volunteers in the context of the Peace Corps’ approach to development. Since PACA now has been used in the agency for many years, this idea book was designed to give a focused history and description of PACA, while sharing excellent examples from the field that illustrate how Volunteers and their communities, host country organizations and Peace Corps projects have used these tools successfully. It is also intended to supplement exercises in the core preservice training manual Roles of the Volunteer in Development [ICE No. T0005]; or reinforce foun dational skills during or prior to in-service training—complementing The New Project Design and Management (PDM) Training Manual [ICE No. T0107].