Participatory Action Research for Positive Change

Papers and Reports

Action research doesn’t only deliver sustainable projects, it also generates important knowledge for future projects. Check below our publications and reports.

Scientific publications

PAR for children's health, Guatemala

Scientific Publication

Eelderink, M. & Verster, J. (2010). Development of a community-specific health promotion plan to improve children’s health in rural Guatemala. International Journal of Disability and Human Development. 9(1):35-46.

Ecological Sanitation, Bolivia

Scientific Publication

Bolivia

Eelderink, M., Vervoort, J., Snel, D., De Castro, F. (2016). Harnessing the plurality of actor frames in social-ecological systems: the case of ecological sanitation in Bolivia. Development in Practice (to be published).

PAR for marine ecosystem, Saba

Scientific Publication

vissers
Eelderink, M., J. M. Vervoort and F. Van Laerhoven. 2020. Using participatory
action research to operationalize critical systems thinking in social-ecological
systems. Ecology and Society 25 (1):16.

PAR for Sustainable Tourism

Scientific Publication

Goebel, K., Camargo-Borges, C. and Eelderink, M. (2019). Exploring participatory action research as a driver for sustainable tourism. International Journal of Tourism Research. DOI: 10.1002/jtr.2346.

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Challenge Reports

Twekembe Water Challenge

Report

Van de Geest, K., Brown, S., Kastein, S. and Sekimpi, H. (2014). Twekembe water project: understanding motivations to keep water sources clean. Download here the final report of the Twekembe Water Challenge.

Street Angels Challenge

Report

Polet, J., Sentamu, D., Lubega, A., Vennik, N. (2014). Building a bridge through arts. Tackling neglect of slumdwellers by creating linkages with people from other backgrounds in Kampala, Uganda. Final report.

Street Angels Challenge

Project plan

Polet, J., Sentamu, D., Lubega, A., Vennik, N. (2014). Building a bridge through arts Tackling neglect of slumdwellers by creating linkages with people from other backgrounds Kampala, Uganda, the project plan.

Nutrition Challenge

Non Action Research | thesis

Dral, A. (2015). Association between maternal-related factors
and malnutrition in infants and children aged under-five in Kampala.
Bachelor’s thesis, VU University, Amsterdam.

Nutrition Challenge

Non Action Research | thesis

Kruitbosch, T. (2015). Influence of parental education on malnutrition in infants and children aged under-five in Kampala,
Uganda. Bachelor’s thesis, VU University, Amsterdam.

Nutrition Challenge

Non Action Research | thesis

Snijder, A. (2015). Vegetables are not for kids: parents perspectives on healthy nutrition for their children. A qualitative study carried out in Kampala, Uganda. Bachelor’s thesis, VU University, Amsterdam..

Family Planning Challenge

Non Action Research | thesis

Paul, M. (2015). The other side of the story: providers’ perspective on the barriers of using family planning of woman of reproductive age in Kampala, Uganda. Bachelor’s thesis, VU University, Amsterdam.

Healthy Cooking Challenge

Blog

Eelderink, M. (2015). Let THEM create impact. Insights from the Healthy Cooking Challenge and tips. Blog published on the 7Senses Foundation website.(another article by Van Rijn, V. et al to be published soon

Education & Talent Challenge

PAR | thesis

Van Heijningen, G.A. (2016). The value of education: Perceptions of parents and teachers on school achievement and impeding factors in a Nairobi slum. Master thesis, VU Amsterdam.

Maternal Health Challenge

PAR | Thesis

Bosveld, L. (2017). Barriers community members face in accessing
prenatal care services in Salvador, Brazil. A qualitative study carried out in São Marcos (Baixa Fria) neighbourhood. Master thesis, VU Amsterdam.

Women Empowerment Challenge

PAR Report

Livaha, P.K, Jeucken, L. and Eelderink, M. (2017). Report Women Empowerment Challenge, Kisii, Kenya.

PAR Reports of 7Senses PPP students

The socially inclusive community center

PAR project (PPP)

Ertl, J. (2019). The socially inclusive community center. Report of the process and the results

Elderly's Joyful Life

PAR project (PPP)

Berest, R. and Ertmer, F. (2018). Rapport actieonderzoek bij ouderen in Vleuten.

The inclusive city

PAR Report (PPP)

Arendsen, K. (2019). The inclusive city. Towards a better inclusion of undocumented migrants in Amsterdam society.

Gelukkig en Gezond Den Haag

PAR project (PPP)

Vlegel, W. (2020). Participatief Actieonderzoek Gelukkig en Gezond Moerwijk. PAR report.

Other Reports

PAR for marine ecosystem, Saba

PAR Report

Eelderink, M. (2016). Saving sharks… through a fishermen’s agreement. PAR conducted for Dutch Council of State & Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance for the Save our Sharks project. Final report.

PAO voor zwerfhonden-problematiek

Rapport vooronderzoek

Eelderink, M. (2020). Zwerfhondenproblematiek Curaçao. Resultaten vooronderzoek 2019. Vooronderzoek naar mogelijkheden inzet PAO voor zwerfhondenproblematiek Curaçao