MAPP (Method for Impact Assessment of Projects and Programmes) is in a way the origin of the Tiny Tools. It combines a number of Participatory Rural Appraisal tools in order to systematically explore both changes and causes of change in a community in a very differentiated way. It has been frequently used to evaluate NGOs, as well as large government programmes.

MAPP combines the Tiny Tools Lifeline, Trend Analysis, Activity List and Influence Matrix, plus three more tools, in a 2-day workshop with representatives of a community. It gives a very thorough understanding on the community’s perception of change and its causes, including a number of steps of triangulation and validation. These are not only very informative, they are also great, elating learning experiences for the representatives of the community.

Tiny Tools were developed by taking out the single tools from MAPP and searching for many more. We are sure – you can adapt them to your situation and develop your own.

MAPP Description and Examples (13 pages, 300 KB) pdfIcon Download.

A comment on MAPP by Robert Chambers can be found in his article “A Revolution Whose Time Has Come? The Win-Win of Quantitative Participatory Approaches and Methods, IDS Bulletin 41/6, Nov 2010, click here.

More descriptions of methods that combine Tiny Tools can be found in the Overview Tiny Tools (14 pages, 900 KB) pdfIcon Download.