Participatory learning and action

Participatory Learning and Action is a subscription based journal published bi-annually by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED).

The journal aims to report on the latest methods and options for using the PLA approach.  

It is "a leading informal journal on participatory methods and approaches that strengthen rights, voice and governance and promote social justice. The series is published in English, with some issues translated into other languages, and some issues available in multimedia formats." (International Institute for Environment and Development, 2012)

The website also offers the opportunity to contribute papers for future issues of PLA. 

Past issues include:


International Institute for Environment and Development. (2012, October 3). Participatory learning and action. Retrieved from

originally suggested by Kate Roberts of Roberts Evaluation