Participatory Action Research, Planning, and Evaluation​


Initiated in 2005 by Jacques Chevalier and Daniel Buckles, SAS2 Dialogue is the result of several decades of creative conceptual and methodological experimentation. Thanks to a series of grants from Canada's International Development Research Centre  (IDRC), organizations and colleagues on five continents contributed in various ways and at various times to develop a novel approach to participatory action research. During this period, community members, professionals, university students and faculty, working with the authors and on their own, took part in hundreds of short and longer term action-oriented inquiries into a wide range of topics meaningful to the people involved. These experiences continuously inform the development of new tools, methods and concepts for advancing authentic dialogue among people committed to making a difference.


Training and coaching customized for impact.

Learn to design a process that makes a difference. 

New Tools now available:

The Moral Conflict Assessment (MCA) tool consists of 8 steps designed to help you navigate difficult situations where you are constrained to act in ways that go against your conscience.

Heading, Holding and Handling is a new tool to support the planning of Public Engagement. Download it in the Handbook of Participatory Action Research, Planning and Evaluation. 


NEW EDITION (April, 2019)


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"The Handbook of Participatory Action Research, Planning, and Evaluation"


This collection of practical tools and methods offers you new ways to make sense of the world with people, through efforts to transform it.

Other publications examine the conceptual foundations of participation, action and research, and provide examples from many fields and from around the world.



What do the tools and theoretical insights of PAR bring to your work? We ask this question of people we work with and train.

Carlos Tapia, Consultant


"People centered and evidence based process of decision making with the community."

Sylvie Blangey, CNRS, Montpellier

"A new way of generating positive changes and actions with committed and engaged people who become actors of their own future."

Farida Akhter, UBINIG


"The creation of space for collaborative learning that is sacred, playful, youthful, and feminine."



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