ITRC Report No. R 01-008. Charles M. Burt
Rapid Appraisal Process and Benchmarking
Sponsor: FAO/UN and World Bank
The Rapid Appraisal Process (RAP) was documented by
Charles Burt and Stuart Styles in the Food and
Agriculture (FAO) publication Water Reports 19 - Modern
Water Control and Management Practices in Irrigation.
ITRC Report R 01-008 provides an update of the
spreadsheets used to record field data. The spreadsheets
now automatically compute various internal and external
indices and summarize them. The recent IPTRID
benchmarking indicators are also computed. All three of
the documents below must be downloaded for a complete
Download Rapid Appraisal Process and Benchmarking (PDF Document).
This explains the RAP and Benchmarking, and provides documentation for the EXCEL spreadsheets listed below.
Rapid Appraisal Process (RAP) and Benchmarking BLANK.xls (EXCEL Document).
This is a blank spreadsheet containing all the worksheets necessary to collect data for RAP and Benchmarking, plus automatic computations of indicators.
Rapid Appraisal Process (RAP) and Benchmarking EXAMPLE.xls (EXCEL Document).
This is the same spreadsheet as the "BLANK" above, but it contains example values.
Burt, C.M. 2001. Rapid Appraisal Process and Benchmarking. Irrigation Training & Research Center, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California, USA. ITRC Report No. R 01-008. 50 pp.
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