SAS2’s Guide to Collaborative Inquiry and Social Engagement outlines the concepts and ‘skilful means’ needed to support multistakeholder dialogue and provides detailed instructions on how to integrate and ground collaborative inquiry in the projects, plans, evaluations and activities of multiple stakeholders. It includes examples of real-life applications in developing countries.
The guide is a useful resource for (1) researchers, facilitators and activists working with people to solve problems and support inclusive inquiry and decision-making, and (2) scholars studying and teaching participatory action research in the social sciences.
The guide presents a selection of techniques for collaborative inquiry and examples of real-life applications in South Asia and Latin America. These examples focus on a range of issues, including agriculture, forestry, fisheries, land tenure, local economic development and organizational development.
Though the guide is available in English only, the tools offered on the SAS2 website can be downloaded in English, French and Spanish.