[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