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Participate: Knowledge from the margins for post-2015

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Participatory Research Group: click here

Participatory Research Group recommendations for policy makers and advocacy groups: click here

Lessons and challenges of the Participate initaitive: click here


"Participate: Knowledge from the margins for post-2015" is an inititative which was established to ensure that the post-2015 agenda would reflect the priorities of those directly affected by poverty and injustice, by gaining a more accurate insight into the realities of how people experience poverty and how they think change is possible at ground level, and by feeding these views into the global formulation process of the post-2015 agenda. Visit Participate's official website for more information.


  • Bring perspectives of those living in poverty or marginalisation into post-2015 policy-making
  • Lay the foundations for embedding participatory research in global policy-making
  • Engage in advocacy to ensure that decision-makers understand the significance of this work for the post-2015 debate and genuinely incorporate it into their thinking
  • Undertake a meta-analysis and synthesis of both existing and ongoing participatory research initiatives, that has depth and legitimacy, to effectively communicate key messages
  • Ensure that knowledge from the margins is central to the monitoring and accountability of a future framework in the long term
  • Generate knowledge, understanding and relationships which will be a global public good within the wider development arena