In recent years, development practitioners and organizations have come to discover and recognize the writeshop as an effective methodology for the documentation and distillation of project learning. A writeshop is a participatory and highly intensive process which involves bringing together authors, editors, artists, and desktop publishing specialists to produce a publication in a relatively short time.
Writeshops are characterized by critical reviews and revisions, involving peers and a diverse range of stakeholders and users. Writeshops have been found particularly useful in helping field workers and practitioners document their experiences, making field-based evidence more widely available.
Volume 1: Workshop proceedings / Julian Gonsalves and Ric Armonia (editors)
Volume 2: Case studies / Julian Gonsalves and Ric Armonia (editors)
Volume 3: A guide to organizing writeshops / Julian Gonsalves and Bernardette Joven (editors)
Three-volume series on various ways to use writeshops to capture experiences and translate them into a form that others can understand.
International Institute of Rural Reconstruction and International Potato Center – UPWARD, 2010. Produced with support from ENRAP (International Development Research Center (IDRC) and International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)) and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)