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A transect walk involves walking through the community to observe and discuss the daily activities, the surroundings and the risks and resources. It is used to note the sites and topography of the area, to understand interrelationships based on space. It is a useful exercise to do in the assessment stage to get a feeling for the issues and capacities which exist in a community. In the programming and evaluation phases, it can be used to verify what changes have occurred in a community.
A transect walk is usually done early in the process because it gives an overall view of the community and helps identify things that may require further investigation later on during interviews or group meetings. The tool is most effective when done with community members.
IFRC (n.d.). Transect Walk. EVCA Toolbox. IFRC
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