The IFAD adaptive approach to participatory mapping

This document reports on an adaptive approach to designing and implementing participatory mapping initiatives within IFAD-supported projects. The adaptive approach was developed under the project Development of Decision Tools for Participatory Mapping in Specific Livelihoods Systems (Pastoralists, Indigenous Peoples, Forest Dwellers). The report builds on the findings of the review Good practices in participatory mapping (IFAD, 2009) and draws on materials and experiences gathered during a participatory mapping workshop2 organized by the International Land Coalition (ILC) in Albania, field visits to three IFAD projects, and a multistakeholder workshop on participatory mapping organized by IFAD, as well as input from various experts.