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Careful and thorough preliminary research provides information about the context in which literacy and education programs will be implemented and identifies the resources as well as the potential constraints to program implementation. Below are resources to help in conducting preliminary research:
MTB MLE Program Planning Guide
Chapter 2 of this manual provides a practical overivew of the preliminary research needed for a good MTB MLE program and several information and research survey forms.