This draft methodological guide draws from existing COMPAS documents. However it was generated primarily from the field experiences of COMPAS Africa partners at the methodology and assessment workshop organised in Wa, Ghana, from 12-21 April 2010. In this workshop, all COMPAS Africa partners shared their methodological approaches. The overall facilitation and preparatory framework for developing strategies, methods and tools, was developed by Peter Gubbels from Groundswell International. This guide therefore integrates compatible methods and experiences from COMPAS partner organisations as well as other organisations, including the Coady International Institute and Groundswell International.