The Participatory Analysis for Community Action (PACA) Field Guide for Volunteers
How Peace Corps Volunteers can engage in development that is meaningful, people-to-people, sustainable, and participatory.
Peace Corps Volunteers have committed “to help the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women.” Since the beginning, the Peace Corps has approached development in people-to-people terms. Peace Corps Volunteers serve to strengthen the capacity of men, women, girls, and boys to actively participate in their own development. In sum, we help people help themselves.