By A. Catley. (2004). Participatory Learning and Action 50, 140-149
This article maps out some of the key experiences that have shaped the growing use of participatory approaches among community based animal health care workers (CAHWs). It describes how negative attitudes among professionals and academics have changed during the process of policy reform, and explains how participatory impact assessment and other methods have contributed to the policy process. The article focuses on experiences in east Africa and the Horn of Africa, while also describing how events in these regions have influenced change in international bodies.