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Preliminary development and field tests of portions of this manual were supported by the New Delhi office of The Ford Foundation through a grant to the Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health.

This manual was developed over a period of several years while working with non-governmental organizations and academic institutions in India, including: Baroda Citizen's Council (Baroda, Gujarat); Centre for Health Education, Training and Nutrition Awareness (Ahmedabad, Gujarat); Centre for Operations Research and Training (Baroda, Gujarat); Jawaharlal Institute of Post-Graduate Medical Education and Research (Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu); Institute of Health Management- Pachod (Pachod, Maharastra);

Society for Education, Action and Research in Community Health (Gadchiroli, Maharastra); Society for Education, Welfare and Action - Rural (Jahagadia, Gujarat); Streehitikarini (Bombay, Maharastra); and the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (Bombay, Maharastra). We deeply appreciate their input, testing and feedback concerning earlier versions of this manual.

The comments and suggestions of Drs. Saroj Pachauri, Sarah Whitehead and Moni Nag are gratefully acknowledged. Thanks are due to Nandini Oomman and Garrett Mehl for contributing examples to the text. Thanks are also due to Diane Garrett for preparation of the manuscript.

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