Society for Participatory Research in Asia: PRIA


Since its inception in 1982, the Society for Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA) has been an international center for learning and promoting participation within democratic governance.

With its mission to promote policies, institutions and capacities that strengthen inclusion and increase democratic participation and the socio-economic status of the marginalized, PRIA implements key initiatives that focus on capacity and knowledge building, participatory research, citizen development and policy advocacy. By combining training, research and consultancy, PRIA has grounded its work with conceptual rigor and an understanding of social realities, thus gaining a strong command of any strategic intervention directions. Additionally, PRIA manages several ongoing projects that promote local self-governance, devolving service delivery, participatory urban planning, and building institution capacity, among others.

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