Managing success: An instruction manual for the APPT database and management information system
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Subregional Office for East Asia
[Excerpt] Managing Success: An Instruction Manual for the APPT Database and Management Information System and the accompanying CD-ROM, which contains the database and a soft copy of this manual, were developed over a fi ve-year period during the implementation of the ILO project Alleviating Poverty through Peer Training (APPT). The project aimed to raise the income of people with disabilities and their families so that they could lead more productive and fulfi lling lives. The APPT approach was based on a methodology called Success Case Replication (SCR), which uses successful micro-entrepreneurs, or peer trainers, to train others to replicate their businesses. This simple concept of informal apprenticeships proved to be a successful approach to training disabled persons and their family members through a pilot initiative in Cambodia from 2002 to 2007. It targeted those living in rural areas and put a special emphasis on women and, as the project developed, paid greater attention to family members of those with disabilities and people living with HIV/AIDS. This manual is a guide to using the APPT database and MIS. The instructional approach assumes a working knowledge of computer operation and MS Access. To fully understand the manual, it helps to understand the APPT project. For more information on that project and the SCR methodology, please review Replicating Success: A Manual to Alleviate Poverty through Peer Training. More information can be obtained from a video also called Replicating Success and a publication Training for Success: A Guide for Peer Trainers. Further, those unfamiliar with MS Access may wish to refer to an offi cial publication about the software.
poverty; disabled; disability; training; rural; women