The latest issue in the IIED's Participatory Learning and Action series has arrived in HOORC's Library. Immersions : learning about poverty face-to-face presents examples of participatory work intended to help development aid workers better understand the nature of poverty. Immersions are opportunities for development professionals to spend a period of time living with and learning from a poor family. The report uses the term ‘immersion’ to include other experiences such as Reality Checks and Exposure and Dialogue Programmes. These experiences bring participants face-to-face with ordinary people, giving them the chance to test old assumptions, develop new perspectives, and strengthen their commitment to the challenge of poverty eradication. You can find the report in HOORC's Library.