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Lessons Learned Piloting PhotoVoice in Complex Settings for Qualitative Inquiry

International Advisory, Products and Systems
International Advisory, Products and Systems
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Technical Guidance

This report illustrates the potential of PhotoVoice as a Participatory Action Research (PAR) method and unique form of qualitative inquiry in complex and non-permissive environments. The purpose of this pilot project was to use PhotoVoice as a form of qualitative data collection as part of routine monitoring and evaluation activities for selected food security projects in two non-permissive settings, Venezuela and Syria, to test the methodology and generate lessons learned and practical recommendations.

The PhotoVoice pilot aimed to test the application of PhotoVoice in two non-permissive contexts (Syria and Venezuela), to generate learning and recommendations for this form of qualitative inquiry. The pilot project produced a series of materials that accompany this report:

  • PhotoVoice Facilitator Guide
  • PhotoVoice Summary Brief

This research was made possible by a grant from the Implementer-Led Design, Evidence, Analysis and Learning (IDEAL) Activity. The IDEAL Small Grants Program is made possible by the generous support and contribution of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).